Early in the new year, I described a Christmas-week visit my wife and I took to
Xanadu William Randolph Heart’s San Simeon estate. As I wrote back then:
Construction of Hearst’s estate began in 1919 and continued until 1947, when Hearst was too ill to remain living on his estate; he would eventually move to Beverly Hills to be closer to his surgeons, and died in 1951.
California’s not likely to part with San Simeon anytime soon, but the Guardian reports that Heart’s final home can be yours for a cool $165 million.