Finally with my parents at Biltmore Estate — although I’ve visited America’s largest home before, I’ve always wanted to see Biltmore at Christmas! #Bucketlist ✔️
It took 31-hours++ to reach here, but who cares since I’m now sharing this special experience with Mom, Dad (who just turned 83-years young!), and Bee!
Biltmore dates back to 1895 when George Vanderbilt created this epic space. When he married Edith soon after (in 1898 in Paris, of course), the marvel of elegance and charm, became a real home, filled by their daughter Cornelia and generations to come, and guests like Henry James and Edith Wharton, alongside ambassadors, and entertainers.
The epitome of an entertainment house — think of it as a French Renaissance castle in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains — it has 250 rooms, including 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 65 fireplaces. And a billiards room (pictured), indoor swimming pool (which remains empty due to a leak), bowling lanes, and cigar room. George Vanderbilt amassed a personal collection of more than 22,000 volumes in his gorgeous library with a black marble fireplace (pictured). Plus, the art! Biltmore owns six portraits by John Singer Sargent, two Renoirs, marvelous tapestries, and more. The 8,000-acre estate offers forested trails and gardens, and the nation’s most-visited winery. You need a car to visit, my friends — this is vast! Shuttle service is lacking.
Biltmore is still family owned, and decorated for Christmas, it transports and uplifts you. And leaves you considering the splendid wealth, lifestyle, philanthropy, and history of the days of yore.🎄
@biltmoreestate when we appreciate something, we always want to help improve it: better lighting to walk to the carpark, as well as from the main house to The Inn would help guests greatly at night. Perhaps an app too to help with navigation and the overall experience, too, especially since the infrequent signs are rough to read. Still, a joyous occasion for my family!
As we all take this time to reflect on the year gone past, I remain incredibly grateful for my team who’s critical thinking and cognitive flexibility have allowed us to build a disruptive technology that breaks down the barriers of in and out of the office, serving the global real estate industry across residential, office, industrial, hospitality and retail.
To learn more, check us out and read my founders note En Passante https://lnkd.in/eutyKmaZ
( P.S dm me if you pick up on the double meaning! )
Wishing everyone a healthy and happy Thanksgiving! #grateful#team#proptech#realestate#technology#femalefounders#womenintech#womenfounders#commercialrealestate#womeninrealestate