What’s the biggest house in the USA? I went searching on Google and barely found the answer….?????? Yeah I was like “Isn’t USA the richest country in the world?” so the biggest house in the world must be here.. But apparently not. But I got the answer for you anaway.
The biggest house in the US is Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC
•Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC holds Four acres under one roof
• 175,000 square feet
• 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, one indoor pool and a bowling alley.
In the 1880s, at the height of the Gilded Age, George Washington Vanderbilt, youngest son of William Henry Vanderbilt, began to make regular visits with his mother, Maria Louisa Kissam Vanderbilt (1821–1896), to the Asheville, NC area. He loved the scenery and climate so much that he decided to create his own summer estate in the area, which he called his “little mountain escape”, just as his older brothers and sisters had built opulent summer houses in places such as Newport, Rhode Island, and Hyde Park, New York.
In an attempt to bolster the Depression-driven economy, Vanderbilt’s only child, Cornelia Stuyvesant Vanderbilt, and her husband, John Amherst Cecil, opened Biltmore House to the public in March 1930. Family members continued to live there until 1956, when it was permanently opened to the public as a house museum. Visitors from all over the world continue to marvel at the 70,000 gallon (265 cubic meter) indoor swimming pool, bowling alley, early 20th century exercise equipment, two-story library, and other rooms filled with artworks, furniture and 19th-century novelties such as elevators, forced-air heating, centrally-controlled clocks, fire alarms and an intercom system. The estate remains a major tourist attraction in Western North Carolina and has over 1 million visitors each year.
The grounds include 75 acres (30 ha) of formal gardens, a winery and the Inn on Biltmore Estate, a AAA four-diamond 213-room hotel.
An ongoing program of restoration has seen the Louis XV Suite restored and opened to the public in 2009, and plans program the restoration of the Oak Sitting Room and Second Floor Living Hall in 2012.