We were looking for a retreat from the city, somewhere quiet and serene where we could relax and recharge. And as perfect as Southern California weather is, we are both from other parts of the country where the seasons actually change, so we hoped to find somewhere where we could enjoy the snow in the winter, rain in the fall, and cool nights in the summer.
We found what we were looking for in Mountain Center. At 5000 feet and with our own private pond, we found our own little micro-climate and ecosystem.
The architect Robert Skinner was a quiet genius who designed a perfect retreat. Every detail was contemplated -- and we only really began to appreciate how well-conceived Skinner's creation really is after living in the house for several months.
Its a brilliant house in a great location on a fantastic piece of property in a beautiful and unexpected part of the world. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.