America’s Largest Private Residence – The Biltmore House

Family Sitting Room

 

Photographer Harold Ross is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this fine art photography.  These images are from his project ‘Biltmore House‘.  To see Harold’s portfolio click on any image.

 

Banquet Hall Throne

Banquet Hall Throne

 

 Banquet Hall Niche

Banquet Hall Niche

 

The Biltmore House is America’s largest private residence. It is also quite overwhelming, as the house has 178,000 square feet of floor space, 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, and a dining hall with 70 foot ceilings. Additionally, every part of the house is filled with extremely ornate furnishings. I had the unusual opportunity to photograph anything that I found of interest there, but narrowing down was an arduous task.

 

Smoking Room

Smoking Room

 

Ark Chest

Ark Chest

 

Sitting Room Fireplace

Sitting Room Fireplace

 

Oak Sitting Room

Oak Sitting Room

 

Due to the fact that I use Light Painting as my method of illumination, the large scale was a factor, as I had to spend many hours on top of a tall ladder, all the while in the dark. Of course, we were there after hours, so the shoot made for some very late nights. I have used Light Painting as my sole method of lighting for many years, due to its ability to bring out tremendous depth, dimension and detail.

 

Mrs. Vanderbilt's Desk

Mrs. Vanderbilt’s Desk

 

Mr. Vanderbilt's Bedroom_1

Mr. Vanderbilt’s Bedroom 1

 

Mr. Vanderbilt's Bedroom 2

Mr. Vanderbilt’s Bedroom 2

 

 Laundry Room

Laundry Room

 

Canning Pantry

Canning Pantry

 

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See also:

SHOPCRAFT

By Harold Ross

 


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