750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA. 93452
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Hearst Castle was built between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951.
Hearst formally named the estate “La Cuesta Encantada”(“The Enchanted Hill”), but usually called it the ranch.
Invitations to Hearst Castle were highly coveted during its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s. The Hollywood and Political elite often visited, usually flying into the estate’s airfield or taking a private Hearst-owned train car from Los Angeles. Among Hearst’s A-list guests were Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, the Marx Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, James Stewart, Bob Hope, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt, Dolores Del Rio, and Winston Churchhill.
- Built between 1919 and 1947
- 68,500 Sq. Ft.