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Designed by Julia Morgan, California's first female architect. Her works include: Hearst Castle, the Los Angeles Examiner Building and the Riverside Art Museum. ~ Wyntoon is the name of a private estate in rural Siskiyou County, California. William Randolph Hearst contracted Julia Morgan to design a Bavarian Village at Wyntoon in 1931...
Photograph of the exterior of Wyntoon, as published in Architectural Review in 1904. The building was designed by Bernard Maybeck for his client Phoebe Apperson Hearst, and built along the McCloud River in remote Northern California near Mount Shasta. It burned down in late 1929.
Wyntoon is the name of a private estate on the McCloud River in rural Siskiyou County, California, owned by the Hearst Corporation. Famous architects Willis Polk, Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan all designed structures for Wyntoon. The land, sited at two sharp bends in the river, was named by financial adviser Edward Clark for the local Native American tribe of the Wintun people.
In the 1930s, architect Julia Morgan designed several houses as part of William Randolph Hearst’s Northern California retreat, Wyntoon. Willy Pogany, a Hollywood set designer and illustrator of children’s books, created the murals on the timber façade of Bear House, where Hearst always stayed.