A look at the largest private home in America
In the 1880s, George Vanderbilt II came to the Smokies
He had the type of wealth typically reserved for kings
And he wanted to build a summer house, a little mountain escape...
So he bought 700 parcels of land, including 50 farms
And he hired 1,000 workers and 60 stonemasons...
It took about $6 million to build (in 1895 dollars)
Some appraisals think the home is probably worth close to $100 million
But that doesn't include all 8,000 acres!
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