#9 The Hearst Residence
This is the former Southern California home of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and actress Marion Davies. The terra cotta structure is influenced by Italian and Spanish architectural designs. The massive old world style villa is 50,000 square feet and has 29 bedrooms, a private tennis court, three pools, a night club, and a theater sized screening room. When it was originally built in the 1920’s, it was the largest residence ever built in Southern California. Currently valued at $135,000,000, Hearst originally only paid $120,000 for the home.