The Biltmore is a lovely mix of Victorian and European and was built in 1925. It is advertised as a luxury golf and spa resort. The hotel has long catered to high society and has seen guests like Al Capone, the Roosevelt family, the Vanderbilts, Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby and Ginger Rogers.
Oaklands Historic House Museum or Oakland’s Mansion is one of Middle Tennessee’s most historic homes known for its unique Italianate design. The Oaklands Mansion was settled by the Maney family almost two sanctuaries ago. They moved there in about 1818 and started out with a two room cabin which they later built around to make it bigger in the 1820s. With 8 children and the family growing, the next addition to the house was finished by the 1830s.
Too many Americans have fallen victim to the crisis that has become the norm for our citizens these days. Lenders no longer want to work with individuals who have gone through the foreclosure process and for many it is not only their homes they lose. Some have lost their jobs and/or families, others fall into a deep depression and worst of all some have taken their own lives.
Monticello is considered one of the greatest architectural feats for the time in which it was built. Thomas Jefferson built a home that was years beyond its time. He included sunlights to let in the sun for extra lighting. Jefferson also was one of the first people to go away from the block style building with a hall down the middle and rooms off to the left and right. He created a central room with a circular path going around the rooms. This is one of the beginnings of the
On May 3rd when I visited the site where the Norman Blumberg Housing Project once stood, the air was hauntingly peaceful. I had read about the notoriety of the site during my research, how over its existence it had become an area of concentrated poverty and crime, but on this day this urban setting was quiet and calm. On the two square city blocks where a complex of apartment buildings once ruled the landscape, only a single high-rise remained among the unchecked wild grass. However, even in the peacefulness of this day in Sharswood, the looming presence of the infamous Norman Blumberg Apartments could still be felt.
George Ella Lyon is a storyteller and that can be seen throughout her amazing collection of poems in the piece Many Storied House. The reader is able to experience everything with the family as it happens through the halls of George Ella’s family home. Lyon takes the reader through a range of emotion with the narrator. George Ella brings so many personal issues and hardships to light for the reader to walk alongside her down the hallways of her childhood. The style that Lyon uses, allows the reader to experience the emotions felt by her during these parts of her life. Weather is be her parents marriage issue or her own struggles with suicide and sexual abuse. We get to explore the different personalities and
The Biltmore Estate represents the finest architecture, construction, and materials available in the late nineteenth century. The famous house was built by George Vanderbilt, grandson of Corneluis Vanderbilt. George inherited money from Cornelius, a pioneer in the railroad industry (Hudson et al. 113).
The Biltmore estate, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina near Ashville, is the site of George Vanderbilt’s country retreat. The estate, being the largest private residence in America, is a testament to Mr. Vanderbilt’s wealth and his vision of a luxurious, sophisticated home. The Biltmore estate served as a home, a profitable business, and a place for entertainment.
The first house that caught my attention was the St. George Tucker House. It was home to St. George Tucker, who was a lawyer, Revolutionary War militia officer, and judge, a very interesting man in my opinion. This beautiful home was added onto several times to accommodate his nine children and five stepchildren. It is said that Tucker was the first in Williamsburg to construct a bathroom. Another interesting fact about the Tucker house is that they were the first in Williamsburg to put a Christmas tree in the house in 1842. Sadly, the St. George Tucker is not a Colonial Williamsburg exhibition
America is seen as the land of opportunity in that there are endless possibilities for an individual. In this land of opportunity, Americans strive to obtain the ideal known as the American dream. The American Dream is seen as the accomplishment of an ambition achieved while challenged by adversity.1 Americans often associate this success with the ownership of a home. The home is not simply a place of basic protection; there is a much deeper connection to the individual. Ownership of a home grants freedom and security that establishes a sense permanency for the individual. In contrast, renting a living space possesses a semblance of instability and dependence.2 The desire to improve ones’ position in life inspires one to
1-5 Song: suds in the bucket In the book Their Eyes Were Watching God in chapter 4 Jane runs away from her husband with another guy that promised her a life of luxury and fame. The author says that jane is a girl that will leave for a better life, ”after that she came to where Joe Starks was waiting for her with his hired rig”(Hurston 33). This part is just like from the song Suds in the Buckets the girl just ups and leaves with her friends without telling anyone but her friend and in the book Jane does the same thing. The songwriter said that the girl just left with her boyfriend without saying anything, “When her prince pulled up, A white pickup truck”(evens).
Castlehyde House was the ancestral home of the first Irish president Douglas Hydefor and Flatley bought it for £3 million in 1999. He spent more than €50 million for the renovation of the house. The house has 14 bedrooms, a private cinema good for 20 person, a spa room, two wine cellars and a three-story library.
Many of those buildings were being developed in his mind while he was growing up and spending summers on his uncle’s farm. It was during this time that he developed his love for Nature, to be a part of it. His love for Nature is dominant in his earlier works dubbed the “Prairie Houses”, but can also been seen in his later works such as Johnson Wax and the Guggenheim Museum. When Frank Lloyd Wright was just sixty-eight years old, he was commissioned to design a house for Edgar Kaufmann. Wright and Kaufmann went to the property to survey the location for the house. Kaufmann liked to spend time at the water falls on his land so that is where Wright decided to build it. Wright figured if Nature could place the boulders over a waterfall, than he could build a house over one. It took Wright only three hours to draw the plans for the house. The house consists basically of concrete slabs balanced on the boulders above the stream, and the walls are slabs of the natural rock surrounding the house. The house includes a pool that is built under the house and is fed by the passing stream. Every aspect of the house embraces the Nature that it co-exists with, and the house appears to fade into its surroundings.