Built by George Washington Vanderbilt of the famed Vanderbilt family made famous for their fortune made mainly in the rail and steamboat business, the Biltmore, located in Asheville, NC is probably the biggest privately owned estate in the USA. It's 178,926 square feet (16,662.8m) with about 250 rooms including a bowling alley, indoor swimming pool and beautiful gardens and landscaping that go on for acres. Here's a view of the front door (so to speak :-)

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