As Modernism Week is just around the corner we’ve started to search for lesser known Modernist architecture between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. The fact that we didn’t even know that a Swiss style alpine village such as Idyllwild even exists in Southern California made us curious – and we found this hidden gem that is actually also open for photo/video shootings and tours.
Architect John Lautner brings you closer to Nature in the serene setting of Idyllwild nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains. The area is approximately 5500 feet in elevation and the landscape is dominated by granite outcroppings and tall pine and ceder trees.
Cabins provide basic shelter in isolated areas throughout the world. They are in essence a way of bringing us closer to our natural environment and the infinite beauty it beholds. No cabin brings you closer to the natural environment than the Pearlman Cabin.
Lautner’s big idea for the design of the 1957 cabin in Idyllwild was to provide comfort and shelter while opening the interior space to the outside and eliminating the boundaries between. Lautner achieved this feat by brilliantly using rough unmilled logs as the structural support along the exterior edge of the panoramic view.
For more information about the cabin and to schedule a tour check out Nancy Pearlman’s website:
We can’t wait to contact her for a visit in February 2017! What about you?
Images: Joshua White, L.A. Times, Wikipedia, Palm Springs Life
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