The Life Of A Reclusive Heiress And Her Deserted Mansions (Pics)

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Huguette Clark was the daughter of U.S. Senator William A. Clark (the guy who pretty much founded Las Vegas). She grew to hate the continuous public attention and eventually went into hiding in 1930’s and retreated to her private Fifth Avenue New York apartment.  One thing though…she left behind multiple mansions all across the U.S. that have since been empty and unused.

Her properties include a New York apartment on Fifth Avenue (aka $$$), a Santa Barbara property on the California Coast, and a Connecticut estate.

Huguette left a fortune of $300 million when she passed away at 104 years old in 2011. Her multiple homes are still uninhabited and are documented in the book, “Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune.”

To see the awesome photos of Huguette’s mansions left virtually empty, continue reading below.

Huguette Clark as a child with her father, W.A. Clark, a wealthy railroad and mining tycoon.

The Santa Barbara Estate

(Bellosguardo)

An aerial view of the Clark summer home