Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Biltmore Country Club, Asheville, NC

In 1922, Edward Palmer received an interesting out-of-town commission. Mrs. Edith Vanderbilt, widow of George W. Vanderbilt acquired land for the town of Biltmore Forest from the Biltmore Estate in 1920. Included in the plans was a site for a country club. 
The now-historic clubhouse covers 47,495 square feet, and contains a club room, the main dining room, a private dining room, a grill room, casual and formal bars, a meeting room, a dining porch and terrace, the pro shop, a fitness center, locker rooms AND nineteen guest bedrooms. 
The noted architect, Walter Schamu, had a chance to visit the Biltmore CC on a recent trip to North Carolina and was kind enough to share his pictures with me. 
And here are a few other images I swiped off the internet. 
And an old postcard from the 1920's. 
Biltmore Forest CC is a private, members-only, invitation-only club, so pictures of it are pretty scarce!

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