As the coronavirus pandemic has suggested, people are looking for a sanctuary. Sitting at the base of the San Bernardino National Forest in Oak Glen, the Wild Lilac House is that perfect refuge.
Designed in 2015 by Walker Workshop, this home transcends escapism and drifts closer to a work of art. At 3,200 square feet, the single-family residence and 800 square foot pool are just 45 minutes from Palm Springs and 79 miles from Los Angeles.
Since 2010, the Walker Workshop creates modern structures with a minimalist bent focused on the interplay of light, space, and location. They may be best known for their design of the Oak Pass Main House in Beverly Hills, an 8,000 square foot endeavor that immerses itself in the 130 Coast Live Oaks on the property.
Similarly, the surrounding landscape is important to the visual impact of the Wild Lilac House. Floor to ceiling windows blend the terrain and the house as one. Although simple in concept, the home takes advantage of natural light and perfectly frames the mountainous backdrop.
The thickened walls running east and west are stucco, which help to protect the house from the amount of sun exposure it would receive during the day. They also provide a division “between the private parts of the house and the public ones,” says Noah Walker, the principal and founder of Walker Workshop in a 2019 article in Dwell. The walls running north to south are glass to embrace the light and bring the full impact of the views into focus.
The main house offers three bedroom suites with a separate master wing indoor-outdoor bath and private outdoor spa. The kltchen and living room are connected to the backyard where a lap pool sits plus a gym and spa. The guest house perched above the main structure also has breathtaking views with disappearing floor to ceiling windows, living room guest suite which has steam and dry saunas. There is a large swimming pool with enough length for those who like to do laps and communal separate outdoor spa tub.
A gated drive leads up the hill to over-sized three car garage and parking area for guests.
Living area takes you out to a pool that is long enough for lap swimming.
Grass steps to the casita's living room.
Listing price: $1,995,000
38476 Wild Lilac Point, Oak Glen, California
For more information, contact Patrick Jordan or Stewart Smith at PS Properties of Bennion Deville Homes, 2465 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 605, Palm Springs, 310-339-8092 or 760-898-1544, [email protected] or [email protected].
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