Art-pop musician and Beach Boys guiding spirit Brian Wilson sold his Lake Arrowhead retreat late this month for $2.85 million. According to public records, the home had been on and off the market for about five years at the time of the sale, first hitting the open market at $3.3 million in 2014.
Wilson and his wife, Melinda, were presumably the first owners of the property, which was completed in 2012 and sold to the couple for $2.1 million only months later. The couple had previously owned a property in the upscale enclave, selling it in 2003.
From the street, the 5,300 square footer presents cottage and alpine design inspiration. The lakeside face of the home is more forceful, with three stories rising stiffly out of the landscape, each with its own deck. There a bit of storybook about the place as well, with a variety of dormers, shingles, window shapes and gables, and lantern sconces, setting a fantastical atmosphere in an exterior that both foreshadows interior design elements and sets up its creative living style.
The interiors encourage curiosity and discovery, with a variety of finishes and interior architectural design sensibilities that balance coziness and liberation very well. A step-down living room, steeply pitched tongue-and-groove cathedral ceilings, support posts, skylights and clerestories, louvered blinds, and cherry floors are among the details in this 5-bed, 5-bath home nestled in the San Bernardino National Forest.