Casa del Sol, Hearst Castle

Julia Morgan

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The hillside facade

Like the two other guesthouses, Casa del Sol, so-named because it faces the sunset, is built on the hillside below the main house in order not to affect the castle's view. This side, cut into the hill, is three-stories whereas the other side is only one story. Morgan incorporated fragments of architecture and sculpture that Hearst had purchased into the design. The statue of Donatello's David, however, is a copy. The decorative tiles were designed by Morgan. (See also this page for details of tiles.


The side of Casa del Sol

Right center and far right photographs were taken by my husband, William J. Sullivan.

The one-story facade with the entry courtyard (far right)


The entry courtyard with two elaborate door screens

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Go to: The lower entrance / The Neptune Pool / Casa del Monte (Guesthouse B) / Casa del Mar (Guesthouse A) / Casa Grande (Main Building) / Casa Grande (Main Building), the Side / The Roman Pool / Terraces, Stairways, and Tile details

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