The Dunsmuir House and Gardens, also known by the name The Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate, is located in Oakland, California on a 50-acre (200,000 m2) site. The Dunsmuir House has a neoclassical-revival architectural style. The house was built in 1899 by Alexander Dunsmuir, son of Robert Dunsmuir, a wealthy coal magnate from Victoria, BC. Dunsmuir, who came to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1878 to manage the family business, intended the house to be a wedding gift for his new bride but didn't get to live in it with her as he fell ill and died while on his honeymoon in New York. His new bride returned to live in the home but soon died herself in 1901. The house is now used primarily for weddings, receptions, business gatherings and historical reenactment events. It's also open to public only on weekdays between 10 am and 4 pm.