Biltmore House is a Châteauesque-styled mansion near my home town of Asheville, North Carolina, built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895. It is the largest privately-owned home in the United States, at 135,000 square feet (12,500 m2) and featuring 250 rooms. Still owned by one of Vanderbilt’s descendants, it stands today as one of the most prominent remaining examples of the Gilded Age, and of significant gardens in the Garden à la française and English Landscape garden styles in the United States. I have been photographing the landscape & wildlife on the estate’s grounds for many years and this photograph of the house’s reflection was taken along the French Broad River.
Canon EOS 1d, EF 70-200mmF2.8 lens, Gitzo Tripod