Biggest House in the USA
The biggest house in the USA is something that makes many Americans
curious. The United States of America is a country which is known
for its wealth throughout the world and when it comes to the biggest
houses in the world then we find that Biltmore Estate in Asheville
NC is one of the biggest houses of the world and certainly the
biggest one in USA (pictured just below).
Spread over an area of 800 acres this estate was built by George
Washington Vanderbilt and has an historic background. The major
attraction of this estate is the Biltmore house which is the largest
in USA. Unique features and some of the most amazing architectural
works in the estate draw in more tourists than any other heritage
monument in USA.
Built in 1895, the monument represented the wealth of Vanderbilt
family. Some of the best designers of that time, Richard Hunt
and Frederick Olmsted designed the mansion and grounds respectively.
The design of the mansion by Richard was inspired from a Chateau
Frederick was one of the most honored landscape artists and he
was the mastermind behind the creation of New York City's Central
park which is pretty famous. The Biltmore house alone is spread
over 4 acres of land and has about 250 rooms in it. To go along
with all this it also has an indoor pool and a bowling alley where
people can have a nice time.
It's not only the size and the numbers that form an attractive
feature of the house but it's also the architecture on the walls
which attracts tourists from all over the world. This monument
has been ranked 8th in the list of America's Favourite Architecture
by the Institute of Architecture in USA.
The walls of the house have some of the most primitive and well
crafted paintings which will always keep you interested in the
house. Certain ancient and historic items like the Napolean's
chess set and many bronze sculptures have been placed in the lobby
of the house. The library has some of the most exquisite collection
of books which are rarely seen anywhere else. The length of the
house is such that one needs to take the help of audio guides
to see the Biltmore house completely.
To go along with the Biltmore house we have the Biltmore gardens
which add beauty to the house. The managers over here have made
a calendar to help the tourists and flower lovers to know which
species grows in which part of the year and therefore they can
plan their trip according to the species they like the most.
The dining area over here in the Biltmore estate serves multi
cuisine food and one can choose whether he/she would like to have
casual or elegant dining because both of them are available here.
Wine is produced in house by the grapes obtained from the gardens
and one can enjoy these wines. Also these are available for sale
at the gift shop. Therefore the biggest house in USA can be the
perfect destination where you can spend your vacation or Christmas
Of course some say that David Siegel,
who is a time share magnet, has the biggest house in the
United States (pictured left).
The mansion that Siegel is selling for a cool $75 million boasts
30 rooms, an Olympic sized swimming pool, bowling alley and roller
The biggest house in the USA is somewhat open for debate in regard
to whether one pays attention to square footage only, the height,
width, depth and whether the size of the accompanying grounds
matter or not.