Business tycoons and giants of industry don't just affect the economy, commerce, transportation and technology of their eras. By virtue of building a mansion or two in which to reside, perhaps a country "cottage," and commissioning homes to bestow upon the kids, they also impact architecture and development.
Recently, an estate from the clan of oil baron Edward Doheny went on the market for the first time. A number of others with ties to magnates are on the market as well (or in one case, recently sold). The collection that follows features homes with histories—tales of rags to riches and Rockefellers and fortunes and heirs.
—By Colleen Kane, Special to CNBC.com.
Posted 14 March 2014