Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California, was more than just a country house, and many of its finest features were outside, not inside. In Hearst's San Simeon: The Gardens and the Land, the castle's official historian Victoria Kastner takes readers on a time-traveling tour of the estate, from the beginning of its construction to the present. Featuring two spectacular swimming pools, 120 acres of luxuriant gardens, and 450 square miles of pristine coastal landscape, it's no wonder that the estate was named "La Cuesta Encantada" (The Enchanted Hill). From the 1920s through the 1940s, publisher William Randolph Hearst and actress Marion Davies hosted the country's elite here, encouraging them to enjoy the outdoors at "the ranch," which Hearst created with the architect Julia Morgan. With stunning photographs, original drawings, and lively anecdotes, Hearst's San Simeon: The Gardens and the Land tells the story of one of California's most beautiful and unspoiled treasures.. Here are the detailed information about Hearst's San Simeon: The Gardens and the Land as your reference.
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Wonderful book - 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.Wonderful book By Amazon Customer As the cover photo shows, this is a lovely book on the beauty and stunning architecture that Julia Morgan and Hearst planned together. They certainly worked well together and she was able to interpret his wishes; not an easy task. Again, a lovely book.
Very Good Overview of the Gardens and Outbuildings - 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.Very Good Overview of the Gardens and Outbuildings By Loyd Eskildson An excellent photographic and narrative summary of the incredible outbuildings and gardens surrounding Hearst Castle. Fortunately, the photos were taken prior to the last major California earthquake that resulted in cracking the beautiful pool, its drainage, and subsequent years of sitting empty.
SAN SIMEON'S LASTING BEAUTY - 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.SAN SIMEON'S LASTING BEAUTY By Sunny This is the real prize San Simeon,really beautiful and deeply inspiring. The hidden and enduring splendor of the Hearst Castle is really it'sexterior. A more complete picture that will endure beyond it's interior.