Inside Bellosguardo, a reclusive heiress’ historic home – CBS News May 22, 2022

I saw this recently on CBS News – Inside Bellosguardo, a reclusive heiress’ historic home: Longer article.

It’s the talk of Santa Barbara: What has become of the hideaway on the hill?

Set high above 1,000 feet of coastline, Bellosguardo (Italian for “beautiful lookout”) was purchased by copper magnate, Senator William Clark, in 1923. He died two years later. 

The Italianate home on the 23-acre property was then torn down, and in 1933, Clark’s widow, Anna, built the lavish, solid-concrete home that remains today.

One of the richest families of the Gilded Age, the Clarks – including daughter, Huguette – used the home solely as a summer getaway. The shy Huguette took to art, spending her sun-filled days painting.


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