Escape the City Bustle With This Blissful Cabin Listed for $845K

Perched in Idyllwild, California—just a two-hour drive from Los Angeles—the turnkey home was built in 1988 by celebrated architect Dennis McGuire.
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Location: 55526 Howland Road, Idyllwild, California

Price: $845,000

Architect: Dennis McGuire

Year Built: 1988

Footprint: 1,800 square feet (two bedrooms, two baths)

Lot Size: 0.26 acres

From the Agent: "Softly set on a ridge between large rock formations and towering pines, this masterfully considered home by esteemed local architect Dennis McGuire appears to have grown out of its natural surroundings. Built with old-growth redwood, the two-story home is oriented toward Idyllwild’s most iconic views like Suicide and Tahquitz Peaks. Its interior spaces are connected and open, and their sophisticated relationships provide architectural delight."

The 1,800-square-foot home sits nestled amidst the thick forest, offering plenty of peace and privacy. Postcard-worthy views can be enjoyed in nearly every direction.

Large windows stretch across the property, allowing natural light to bathe the open floor plan. In the living room, a built-in sectional offers plenty of space to rest and gather.

Exposed wooden beams continue into the kitchen, complete with original cabinetry and new appliances. A bar separates the kitchen from the double-height dining area.

Upstairs, a spacious, wood-encased mezzanine serves as an office and features direct access to one of the home’s three decks.

Original wood detailing continues into the primary suite, which also has a large skylight. 

McGuire built the wooden decks into the landscape from the primary spaces to facilitate a more intimate indoor/outdoor connection.


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