Wyntoon, Dunsmuir, Siskiyou County, California, 1902-1933
Julia Morgan and Bernard Maybeck, architects
In 1931, William Randolph Hearst asked Oakland architect Julia Morgan to travel to Europe to sketch Bavarian buildings. When she returned, she designed three Fairy Tale-style buildings for Hearst’s 50,000-acre estate on the McCloud River of Northern California. Hidden within a forest, Wyntoon is still owned by the Hearst family and is not accessible to the public. Adventurous kayakers sometimes venture up the rapids to glimpse the estate from the shallow, rocky river.
Cinderella House, Julia Morgan, 1933
Bear House and Cinderella House, Julia Morgan, 1933
Fairy House, Julia Morgan, 1933. Fairy tale murals designed by Hungarian illustrator Willy Pogany.
River House, Julia Morgan, n.d.
Rhineland-style Castle, Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan, 1902. Burned in 1929, and replaced by the Bavarian-style houses above.
We have spent almost one year in the French Alps, living in a beautiful chalet, surrounded by sheeps, cows, horses and strange insects. It was a very inspiring place for a productive year. Tomorrow, early in the morning, we will leave the mountains in search for a new home.
Last Saturday, we went one last time to the lake of Annecy where we swam and sketched those two beautiful castles.
Castle of Menthon St Bernard & Castle of Duingt Watercolor sketches on location.
todays book haul! 2015 is looking like an awesome year for books!
you have seven messages // stewart lewis all these things i’ve done // gabrielle zevin inked armor // helena hunting the last forever // deb caletti the beautiful and the cursed // page morgan find me // romily bernard the beginning of after // jennifer castle