Casa Del Monte Sitting Room | Hearst Castle

Casa Del Monte Sitting Room | Hearst Castle

 Welcome to the Del Monte sitting room. Inside this extravagant room you’ll be hard pressed not to notice the exceptional ceiling. This stunning ceiling is hand painted, and covered in 22 carat gold leaf. It even has the inscription “San Simeon” written on it, and if that wasn’t enough,...

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Casa Del Monte Bedroom | Hearst Castle

Casa Del Monte Bedroom | Hearst Castle

 During the early stages of construction, William made it known that he wanted Julia to decorate this house in a 16th century Renaissance style, with lots of “garlands, and putti”. These decadent design choices give Casa Del Monte its unique charm. More Destinations on THE GRID  

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Casa Del Monte Bedroom | Hearst Castle

Casa Del Monte Bedroom | Hearst Castle

 This front bedroom has a magnificent view of the surrounding gardens and paths. The writing desk found in this room was used by writers who William Hearst employed. Those fortunate enough to be invited to the Hill, could sit here in this desk, and let their ink flow, like...

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Casa Del Monte Bedroom | Hearst Castle

Casa Del Monte Bedroom | Hearst Castle

 Among the beautiful features of this room is the spectacular ceiling, a private fireplace, and a unique view of the grounds. Also found within this beautiful bedroom, is a delightful wood carved bed, which was originally created for the Balbi family, of Genoa Italy. It is dated to be...

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Casa Del Monte Bedroom | Hearst Castle

Casa Del Monte Bedroom | Hearst Castle

 It is not uncommon to experience a misty morning here at the castle, this is due to the altitude of the building and its proximity to the ocean. On this particular morning, you can see the enchanting mist, just outside the windows of this guest house. I can’t help...

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Casa Del Monte Lobby | Hearst Castle

Casa Del Monte Lobby | Hearst Castle

 Just inside this splendid lobby, you’re greeted by a beautiful statuary holding up an offering to you. This room was once used as the place to make and receive phone calls. Surrounding the upper walls near the ceiling, you will see a spectacular painting that wraps all the way...

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Casa Del Monte at Night | Hearst Castle

Casa Del Monte at Night | Hearst Castle

 Greetings. This cottage was given a name that’s Spanish in origin, and when translated it means “House of the Mountains”. It earned this name because it has a spectacular view, of the surrounding Santa Lucia Mountains. This home was the first location on the enchanted hill to be completed,...

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