Hearst first approached American architect Julia Morgan with ideas for a new project in April 1915, shortly after he took ownership. Hearst’s original idea was to build a bungalow, according to a draftsman who worked in Morgan’s office who recounted Hearst’s words from the initial meeting:
“I would like to build something upon the hill at San Simeon. I get tired of going up there and camping in tents. I’m getting a little too old for that. I’d like to get something that would be a little more comfortable.”
So, of course, my favorite rooms in the entire castle are the two rooms that have the books lol! I could imagine the movie stars sitting in there, relaxing while reading a book they found off the shelves.
They called this room his “Office”… I’d like an office like this lol