The house is filled with room after room of amazing furnishing and unbelievable technology for it's day. They had 40+ bathrooms, all with indoor plumbing, indoor electricity, elevators, an indoor heated pool and more. All of these things were unheard of for the time. George Vanderbilt skimped on nothing for the estate!
On the first floor (Their are 4 floors and a basement) are located most of the main entertaining areas. The entrance hall is outstanding with it's gorgeous conservatory and skylight ceiling.
They also have the banquet hall with it's triple fireplace that is so large you can actually walk into it! It also includes a 7 story ceiling and the walls are lined with 14th century Flemish tapestries.
The absolute best part of the main living floor is Mr. Vanderbilt's library. There are more than 10,000 volumes in eight languages (of which Mr. Vanderbilt spoke all eight). The most interesting piece is a chess set that was previously owned by Napoleon Bonaparte.
On the second floor you get a glimpse into their private family time when you see George and Edith's individual bedrooms that are separated by a receiving room. Perhaps this is why they only had one child? (ha) Edith's rooms is actually oval and all the doors are curved to fit into the oval shape of the room.
And for a special treat.... Kathy Griffin's new Twitter picture. I love it!
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