Estate History



George Vanderbilt in 1862
George Vanderbilt is born in Staten Island.

As a grandson of famed industrialist and philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt, George takes his place among one of America’s best-known families.


George Vandervilt in 1888
George Vanderbilt first visits Asheville, North Carolina.

A short visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains with his mother immediately sparks Vanderbilt’s imagination. He has found the perfect location for his country home.

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