I thought I'd seen some big, beautiful homes while judging this year's SIBA Parade of Homes, but, this is the biggest one I've seen yet!  

Biltmore House, Asheville, NC: credit by Deb Turner
Biltmore House, Asheville, NC: credit by Deb Turner
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When Mike and I took our vacation, we made another trip back to Asheville, NC to visit the Biltmore House.  Our first visit was almost 2 years ago during our honeymoon.  Words cannot describe the beauty of this mansion.  It was built in 1895 and it was a family home for George and Edith Vanderbilt and their daughter Corneilia.

After a tour of the home, Mike and I walked through the gardens and trails that took us to a bass pond and boat house.  Then we sampled some wine at the Biltmore Winery! If you decide to visit, give yourself a couple of days to take it all in!  It's pretty amazing. #Biltmore #Gorgeous

"Fashionable Romance" was the theme throughout the house.

Biltmore House 2016 "Fashionable Romance": credit by Deb Turner
Biltmore House 2016 "Fashionable Romance": credit by Deb Turner
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Biltmore House 2016
Biltmore House 2016
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Cornelia Vanderbilt's re-created wedding gown from 1924
Cornelia Vanderbilt's re-created wedding gown from 1924
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The Gardens!

Biltmore House Gardens 2016
Biltmore House Gardens 2016
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Biltmore House Gardens 2016: credit by Deb Turner
Biltmore House Gardens 2016: credit by Deb Turner
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Biltmore House Bass Pond area: credit by Deb Turner
Biltmore House Bass Pond area: credit by Deb Turner
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Biltmore House Winery 2016: Credit by Deb Turner
Biltmore House Winery 2016: Credit by Deb Turner
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