A history of America's largest home 

Cornelius Vanderbilt began his career with $100 he borrowed from his mom 

He built a fortune in steamships and then moved into the rail 

His grandson George Vanderbilt was born into a world of wealth 

In 1888 he began purchasing land in the Blue Ridge Mountains 

The construction on America's largest home spanned 6 years 

The home spans 175,000 square feet and has 35 bedrooms 

Today, it is still family owned by George's descendants

Learn more about the impressive history of the Biltmore Estate!