Is that the famous Astor house in Asheville, NC?
Vanderbilt paid little attention to the family business or his own investments, and the construction and upkeep of Biltmore depleted much of his inheritance. After Vanderbilt died of complications from an appendectomy in 1914, his widow sold much of the original 125,000 acres (506 km²) to the federal government to become Pisgah National Forest. The estate includes approximately 8,000 acres today and is split in half by the French Broad River. It is owned today by The Biltmore Company, which is controlled by Vanderbilt's grandson, William A.V. Cecil. In 1963, it was designated a National Historic Landmark.