Facts about the Biltmore House
It took six years to build.
There were over 1,000 men used in construction.
It opened its doors on Christmas Eve in 1895.
It has a 390-foot facade.
There are more than 11 million bricks.
It has 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, 43 bathrooms, 34 bedrooms, and three kitchens.
A massive stone spiral staircase has 102 steps.
In the center of the house, suspended by a single bolt is an iron chandelier containing 72 electric light bulbs.
The Banquet Hall is 74 feet by 42 feet (bigger than my house!).
The dinner table could seat as many as 64 guests.
The meals served there were usually 8 courses and required 15 utensils per person to eat.