Reclusive and eccentric heiress Huguette Clark abandoned her $300 million Santa Barbara estate, the Bellosguardo, several decades ago. The mansion became a veritable mausoleum, frozen in time. No one has set foot in it for over 60 years. Until now.
This past week the public was invited to tour the mansion for the first time ever.
Huguette Clark was the heiress to a vast copper fortune that, according Bill Dedman of NBC News, "at one time rivaled that of the Rockefellers."
As the daughter of a senator/railroad and mining tycoon, William A. Clark, Huguette was born into a political and financial dynasty. Her father helped ...