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Hearst Castle showcases the painstaking craftsmanship of Julia Morgan. The lavish structure was designed for William Randolph Hearst, the publishing mogul.
Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California

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Hearst Castle (San Simeon)
Julia Morgan, architect
San Simeon, California

Architect Julia Morgan incorporated Moorish design into this 115-room, 68,500 square foot Casa Grande for William Randolph Hearst. Surrounded by 127 acres of gardens, pools, and walkways, Hearst Castle became a showplace for the Spanish and Italian antiques and art that the Hearst family collected. Three guest houses on the property provide an additional 46 rooms—and 11,520 more square feet.

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