Owner William Randolph Hearst: Hearst Castle, also known as Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument

Architect Julia Morgan: The castle's design was overseen by architect Julia Morgan, who worked closely with Hearst to create

Art and Collections: Hearst Castle houses an impressive collection of art and artifacts from various periods and culture

Castle's Nickname: The castle's nickname, "La Cuesta Encantada" (The Enchanted Hill), reflects its captivating architecture

Grand Rooms: The castle features lavish grand rooms, including the Assembly Room, Refectory, and Billiard Room

Indoor Pool: The Roman Pool is an indoor pool area that showcases intricate mosaic designs, creating an opulent

Outdoor Pool: The Neptune Pool is a striking outdoor swimming pool adorned with marble statues, colonnade

Guests and Celebrities: Hearst Castle was a gathering place for numerous prominent figures of the time, including Hollywood star

Unfinished Projects: Despite its grandeur, several aspects of Hearst's ambitious plans for the castle were left unfinished due to budget

State Park Status: After William Randolph Hearst's death in 1951, Hearst Castle was gifted to the state of California