Hearst Castle Visitors Center

San Simeon, California


May 2007

Kitchen Renovation
Coffee Shop

Hearst Castle was the historic estate of William Randolph Hearst—newspaper publisher, movie producer and art collector. Built on a hilltop in San Simeon overlooking the Pacific Ocean, “La Cuesta Encantada” was the creation of Mr. Hearst and world renowned architect Julia Morgan. Construction began in 1919 and continued until 1947. The project included renovating the existing kitchen, adding a new walk-up service area, new coffee/espresso area and grab & go options.