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The Grandest Home in America

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Summer is here and with it come the pleasures of the season: baseball, watermelon, fireworks, and vacation. This week Look in the Attic & Company is visiting an historical American treasure, the Biltmore House, located in the scenic mountains of Western North Carolina. This  “Châteauesque-style” mansion, constructed between 1889-1895, is the largest privately owned home in the country. Designed and built by famed New York architect William Morris Hunt, the residence is an astounding 250 rooms lavishly decorated with treasures from Europe gathered by its owner, George Washington Vanderbilt, during the construction years. The opulence and scale of Biltmore is a lasting testimony to the vision and craftsmanship of the Gilded Age, most likely to remain unrivaled.

Here at Look in the Attic & Company, we take pride in our mission to preserve what once was, as this fine residence has been preserved. For us, the ability to finely reproduce  heirloom pieces to mirror the detail and patterns of an original item, thus preserving history for future generations, brings professional satisfaction with each addition to our catalog. Here we share a few of our favorites:

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Lost Wax Cast 11 1/2 Inch Tall Brass Push Plate Goddess at Daybreak

Image 10 Inch Solid Brass Finger Push Plate: Ornate Scrolls and Tabs (Antique Brass Finish)

Image18 5/8 Inch Lost Wax Cast Large Gothic Solid Brass Push Plate (Antique Brass Finish)

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Written by booksnbeaches

June 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm

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