Castle In The Clouds

High up on a hill top along the Big Sur coastline lies the magnificent estate of publishing magnate William Hearst.  Situated on what Hearst named the “Enchanted Hill”, the estate is made up of the main house “Case Grande” (70,000 sq ft, 38 bedrooms, 30 fireplaces, 42 bathrooms, *cough*) and three guest homes (a total of 11, 500 sq ft between them).  The 127 acres of grounds also play host to an opulent, Roman style indoor swimming pool, a grandiose, Grecian style outdoor pool area and several walkways and terraces. Hearst Castle in older times also had a zoo, with Polar Bears, Zebra, Bison and Mountain elk.

It’s the perfect place for a pool party, for sure.

What was supposed to have been a cloudy, wet day suddenly turned into bright sunshine on Enchanted Hill.  The estate looked magnificent in the sunlight

A sneak peek into the grandiose world of William Hearst…

Wearing: Flared jeans and black tee, both from GAP. ‘Layla’ ankle boots (just seen) Giles for Nine West.

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22 Responses to Castle In The Clouds

  1. Wow – lucky you! This looks incredible! I’ve always wanted to go to Big Sur.

  2. LittleRus says:

    What an impressive place and what a stunning view! x

  3. Molliee says:

    gorgeous photos and location! You look great in your basic outfit!

  4. Cee says:

    What a magical place! I have a serious soft spot for mosaic tile, so I absolutely swooned over the second to last photo. If money were no object, that room, or at least something very similar, would be in my dream home 🙂 Hopefully I can make it to visit Enchanted Hill myself one day!
    xox,
    Cee

  5. CinZilicious says:

    omg……….that looks like paradise!!!!!!!!!! take me there now! lol

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

    • Cinz I took photos of the inside too, you would have been stunned at the opulence in the rooms as well. William Hearst acquired so much art and artefacts from around the world. Whatever he saw that he liked, I think he just had to have.

  6. Oh my gosh I’m in awe. Can you imagine a real-life of living there? It certainly looks like a dream-come-true! Those pools! And the view!!! So glad you shared the photos with us!

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com
    This Week: Grand Flirt II

  7. Wow – great photos and what a stunning place that is !! Oh for a pool like that in my back garden. Oh for a back garden like that !!
    :0)
    Paul

  8. M says:

    All jeans would look good in that castle.

  9. carly says:

    Umm, AMAZING. Can you please have a pool party there and invite me???
    lol.
    Thanks for sharing these amazing photos…
    C

  10. Sherry says:

    Ugh, I am so dying to go there!!! It just looks absolutely incredible!! And so do you – I love those jeans!! I’m loving your blog!! 🙂

    http://sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com/

  11. Dempeaux says:

    Looks great…and gosh, I still need a pair of those jeans!!

  12. Kasia Dietz says:

    What opulence! Gorgeous estate and views!

  13. You look gorgeous and the estate is breathtaking! I love Big Sur.

  14. Layla says:

    holy moly! that is one beautiful locale! thank you so much for sharing! xo

  15. bonkasaurus says:

    I am so impressed, this estate looks magnificent and even though you are dressed casual your demure makes your Gap tshirt look like it could have costed you 100 dollars.

    -Bianca at http://theinbetweengirls.wordpress.com/

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