At a time when most of America was pinching pennies, media mogul William Randolph Hearst commissioned one of the largest and most extravagant homes ever built. The centerpiece of an estate nearly half the size of Rhode Island, the 165-room San Simeon overlooks the California countryside from a hilltop high above the Pacific. From the initial plans in 1918 to the commencement of all-access tours, HEARST CASTLE AT SAN SIMEON is a fascinating look at this extraordinary property. Rare home movies show it's construction (rumored to have cost $30 million) and offer a glimpse of Hearst's storybook life. See some of the pieces in the estate's exquisite art collection, and get a rare glimpse into rooms that have been declared off-limits to the public. AMERICA'S CASTLES invites you to explore this magnificent home at the heart of a private kingdom.
At a time when most of America was pinching pennies, media mogul William Randolph Hearst commissioned one of the largest and most extravagant homes ever built. The centerpiece of an estate nearly half the size of Rhode Island, the 165-room San Simeon overlooks the California countryside from a hilltop high above the Pacific. From the initial plans in 1918 to the commencement of all-access tours, HEARST CASTLE AT SAN SIMEON is a fascinating look at this extraordinary property. Rare home movies show it's construction (rumored to have cost $30 million) and offer a glimpse of Hearst's storybook life. See some of the pieces in the estate's exquisite art collection, and get a rare glimpse into rooms that have been declared off-limits to the public. AMERICA'S CASTLES invites you to explore this magnificent home at the heart of a private kingdom.
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Format: DVD
Label: A&E
Catalog: 74732
Rel. Date: 09/08/2020
UPC: 733961747324

America's Castles: Hearst Castle - San Simeon
Artist: Americas Castles
Format: DVD
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At a time when most of America was pinching pennies, media mogul William Randolph Hearst commissioned one of the largest and most extravagant homes ever built. The centerpiece of an estate nearly half the size of Rhode Island, the 165-room San Simeon overlooks the California countryside from a hilltop high above the Pacific. From the initial plans in 1918 to the commencement of all-access tours, HEARST CASTLE AT SAN SIMEON is a fascinating look at this extraordinary property. Rare home movies show it's construction (rumored to have cost $30 million) and offer a glimpse of Hearst's storybook life. See some of the pieces in the estate's exquisite art collection, and get a rare glimpse into rooms that have been declared off-limits to the public. AMERICA'S CASTLES invites you to explore this magnificent home at the heart of a private kingdom.