This was a very hard and complex scene to model I only had 1 image and it took about 5 days to make.The lion statue on the pillar was photo scaned but nothing else was.Enjoy!!!
Hey please criticism on this blend so I can make it better.(:
Hey, all in all it's pretty good. There are a few habits that come with time which I am sure you will gain. I would suggest removing any of the walls or objects that are not actually visible in the scene. I downloaded it and found a few objects outside of the rendered view port that didn't really need to be kept. I think just cleaning things up and a cleaner execution of the modelling, like the windows for example would help with file size and image clarity. There are some other things like turning off double faces, subsurface modifier and those kinds of things that will come as you experiment. When I first started using blender I really focused on modelling first and foremost. A great model really gives a sense of realism over just masking a basic shape with textures and images. They add to it don't get me wrong but a great model can stand alone without any of that stuff. You're on the right track for sure, like I said fine tune your modelling skills and believe me everything in blender will change for you.
I have visited Biltmore and have actually stood inside this room. Yes! It is a real place!
You admit, yourself, that nobody's perfect but, as one who has been there, your project is fairly faithful to the original.
If you are ever inspired to put more into this model, I'd like to see it.
Nice work! :)