Biltmore was very much a home. Vanderbilt pursued his interests in art, literature, and horticulture, and also started a family at the Estate. He married American socialite Edith Stuyvesant Dresser (1873-1958) in June 1898 in Paris, and the couple came to live at the Estate after their honeymoon in Europe. Their only child, Cornelia (1900-1976), was born and grew up at Biltmore.