Tour artist and architect James Hubbell’s famous compound in Santa Ysabel

The Ilan-Lael Foundation is offering private tours on select days through Saturday, June 17, at the family home of James and Anne Hubbell.

SD James Hubbell Home

The Hubbell Home is an architectural and artistic gem tucked in east San Diego County’s mountains.

Photo via Laurel Costa + Ilan-Lael Foundation

With its stunning structures, winding paths, gardens, and mosaic masterpieces, architect James Hubbell’s home and art studios in Santa Ysabel near Julian are awe-inspiring.

But did you know you can visit the historically designated compound in the spring and fall each year?

Hubbell’s Ilan-Lael Foundation offers annual open house tours where visitors can wander through the living spaces the artist designed for his family against the backdrop of nature.

A few dates remain for this season — Monday, June 12, Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17 — with tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The docent-led tours last about two hours. Tickets start at $220 for two people, with proceeds supporting the Ilan-Lael Foundation’s ongoing mission to preserve the property.

If you can’t make it this month, the tours will return in the fall, though those dates have not been announced. You can check out the property virtually, too.

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