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A Tour of Huguette Clark's Empty Mansion, Bellosguardo

Frozen in time since the 1950s, Bellosguardo, the estate of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark in Santa Barbara, has been kept up for $40,000 per month.
Image: The library in Huguette Clark's unused mansion
The library at Bellosguardo, the Clark summer home in Santa Barbara, Calif., c. 1940. The hundreds of bound leather volumes include works by Dante, Goethe, Homer, Virgil, Maupassant, Dickens, Tennyson, Thackeray, Voltaire, Faust, Milton, Cervantes, Conrad. Although no one from the immediate family has visited since the early 1950s, the house man dusts and turns the books periodically.Karl Obert /