Artist’s sculpted home in the Cuyamaca Mountains

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I love seeing inside the homes of artistic people. A peek into these abodes is like a voyeuristic peek into the unquiet creative minds that so wonderfully enrich the human experience.

So when I saw on Curbed.com that artist/architect James Hubbell’s house in the Cuyamaca Mountains east of San Diego in California was for sale, I couldn’t wait to see inside.

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James Hubbell designed the house himself in 1972. It is a sculpted cement dome-like residence with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

The listing lingo declares that Hubbell has an “uncanny ability to blend Art, Architecture, Sculpture & Craft” – and indeed, this is apparent in every inch of his home.

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The sculpted retreat is listed for sale at $385,000.

Hubbell no longer owns the house (it last sold in the year 2000 for $238,000) But his mark is still all over this very unique property.

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The cozy shell-like home is filled with hand-crafted mosaics, stained glass, and custom woodwork throughout.

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The unfortunate rose-colored carpet would be an easy fix for someone wanting a one-of-a-kind retreat in the desert mountains only one hour from the ocean.

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Even showering in this house is an artistic experience:

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It’s earthy, it’s fun, it’s whimsical and, of course, I’m loving it!

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At 800 square feet, it would be perfect for a single or a couple, but kids would love this place too.

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To view all the details of this James Hubbell designed home, see the listing website at Deasy/Penner & Partners.

 

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For a look inside the homes of other artists I’ve covered, check out the posts below:

Lynn Hanson’s cottage

Florida artist’s cabana

Nova Scotia painter’s seaside home

Javier Senosiain homes

 

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