Designers used their own mix of Benjamin Moore's "Deep Forest Green" and black to contrast with the lacy white railings and brackets. This dark green color also allows the lower base of the house to fade into the trees, creating the illusion of a tree house.
This tree, in the East Entrance Landing, will pay tribute to those in the Armed Forces and their families. The room will be filled with red, white and blue, and the tree will be trimmed with gold star ornaments. While visiting, guests can write notes of thanks and send the joy of the holidays to those serving in the military.
More than a century after the first Christmas tree was raised in the Banquet Hall at Biltmore House, very little has changed. Relying on newspaper descriptions and estate records, the design team accurately recreates the look of the Gilded Age Christmas that George and Edith Vanderbilt enjoyed when they welcomed their first guests in 1895.
The tropical house features Craftsman style architecture and a metal roof. To create a cohesive design, many of the exterior materials, including board and batten and tongue and groove wood planking, are used in the interior spaces as well.
As you might imagine, decorating Biltmore House's 35-foot-tall tree requires a lot of ornaments: 500 wrapped gift boxes, 500 traditional glass ornaments and 500 electric lights, in the Edison bulb style, to be exact.
Balanced shade, dappled sunlight, and tree canopy views are the basis of the Tree House design. The entry is on center with the lot’s primary Live Oak tree, and each interior space has a unique relationship to this central element.
The property was designed and built by Yankee Barn Homes in 2016 for a client who wanted to get away from it all. As soon as they turn off the main road and follow the driveway past a canopy of trees, the owner will finally feel at ease.