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Julia Morgan’s Redwood Grove

Julia Morgan Redwood Grove

Forged from nature … to inspire the senses, … and to nourish the soul.

The Julia Morgan Redwood Grove is the lovingly and painstakingly restored former home of Margaret Stewart and is now stewarded by Tanya and Greg Musgrave.  The property is available as a luxury wedding venue as well as an upscale private retreat and Airbnb lodging.  Tanya also offers historical tours of the estate every weekend.

Julia Morgan’s Redwood Grove is a spectacular estate that offers a “once-in-a-lifetime” setting for a distinctive occasion. A place of wonder, beauty, and adventure. Picturesque beauty captures the natural vibrancy of the water, serenity of the lush landscaping, and the grandeur of the redwoods. Welcome!

Julia Morgan (January 20,1872 – February 2,1957) Julia Morgan was an American architect, the first woman to be admitted to the architecture program at l’École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, a graduate of University of California, Berkeley and the first woman architect licensed in California. In 1902, she returned to San Francisco and opened her own office, from which she helped pioneer, along with her friend and former teacher, Bernard Maybeck, a distinctive Northern California brand of Arts and Crafts homes, of which Redwood Grove is an example. Julia Morgan’s original design plans are available at Redwood Grove.
In 1926, San Francisco Hotel heiress, Margaret Stewart, commissioned renowned architect Julia Morgan to build this country estate, today known as Redwood Grove. The estate was part of a planned 1,290 acre resort community by the Benbow family. Ms. Morgan is best known for her work on Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. After the 1906 earthquake Ms. Morgan was commissioned to rebuild The Fairmont Hotel and properties owned by the family of William Randolph Hearst. Ms. Morgan designed a number of buildings on the Berkeley campus and on the campus of Mills College in Oakland. In 1919, Hearst commissioned Morgan to design The Hearst Castle and the nearby Hacienda at San Simeon Ranch. Today, Redwood Grove has been conscientiously restored to the historical detail and grandeur characterized by Julia Morgan. Her trademark references to nature including the birds and stag, leaves and rosettes are featured with exposed old growth redwood ceiling and support beams accented with earth colors and materials. Her design hallmarks included painstaking attention to detail and craftsmanship, which incorporate the Estate’s current private collection of art and antiques. In 2000, Former owners, Allison Huegel and Jim Sergi worked with skilled local artisans to design the interior furnishings while creatively repurposing original fabrics and hardware to achieve an authentic look throughout the property. Nothing was spared to complete this magnificent and faithful restoration. Duncan McLeod of Rupel, Geiszler & McLeod Architecture was responsible for carrying out Julia Morgan’s original vision for the estate while Dennis DelBiaggio of DelBiaggio Construction served as the builder on the project. The architect, builder and former owners collaborated over a four-year period. The results were a sensitive renovation that maintained the style and integrity of the original historic estate. In 2020, Allison and Jim elected to pass the torch of stewardship for this beautiful property. In 2015, they met Greg and Tanya Musgrave who visited the property through a tour reservation and ultimately married on the property. Greg and Tanya couldn't think of a more magical place than Julia Morgan Redwood Grove House to exchange their vows. Over the next five years, Greg and Tanya revisited the Julia Morgan Redwood Grove to celebrate special events and embrace the beautiful setting with family and friends. In 2021, the Musgraves were honored to be chosen by Allison and Jim to carry on the traditions of this historic property.
Your Home away from Home. Welcome to Julia Morgan’s Redwood Grove, a place of reprieve, luxuriously appointed and meticulously designed with hand-crafted antique furnishings. Surrounded by natural habitat, stunning views of redwood forests overlooking the majestic South Fork of the Eel River, the Estate is designed to offer a peaceful respite to encourage relaxation and reflection. Julia Morgan’s Historic Redwood Grove is a luxurious estate with fully appointed Main House, Guest House and Carriage House. The Main House is 6,500 square feet with 3 en suite bedrooms, the Guest House is over 2,000 square feet and includes 2 bedrooms and baths, and the Carriage House is over 1,000 square feet with 1 bedroom and bath. The exclusive estate has the privacy and sophistication that has hosted dignitaries and leaders of business, including Hollywood elite. The exclusive estate is meticulously maintained and provides for many social or corporate settings. Picturesque beauty is captured through original murals and emanates through every window, capturing the natural vibrancy of the water, serenity of the lush landscaping, and the grandeur of the redwoods. The unspoiled environment is a spectacular recreational playground with renowned world-class fishing and other outdoor pursuits. Enjoy resort-style entertaining on the estate’s many stone terraces and grounds that envelop you with breathtaking vistas of unspoiled nature. Surrounded by natural habitat, stunning vistas of ancient redwood forests, the private estate is designed to offer a secure, peaceful respite to nourish the soul. Featured Amenities Onsite staff available Private, gated and secured property WiFi and satellite TV Heating and air conditioning Laundry Commercial Chef’s kitchen Close proximity to the Historic Benbow Inn Private VFR airport within 10 minutes Amenities Available Entertainment Flowers Pre-arrival services and provisioning Daily turn down and cleaning service Private security Private chef Child care Private trainers, pilates, and yoga Transportation shuttle, valet and airport transfers Bike and boat valet shuttle and portage
Private Estate/Guest Services Welcome to Julia Morgan’s Redwood Grove, a place of reprieve, luxuriously appointed and meticulously designed with hand-crafted antique furnishings. Surrounded by natural habitat, stunning views of redwood forests overlooking the majestic South Fork of the Eel River, the Estate is designed to offer a peaceful respite to encourage relaxation and reflection. Julia Morgan’s Historic Redwood Grove is a luxurious estate with fully a appointed Main House, Guest House and Carriage House. The Main House is 6,500 square feet with 3 en suite bedrooms, the Guest House is over 2,000 square feet and includes 2 bedrooms and baths, and the Carriage House is over 1,000 square feet with 1 bedroom and bath. The exclusive estate has the privacy and sophistication that has hosted dignitaries and leaders of business and philanthropy as well as Hollywood elite. The exclusive estate is meticulously maintained and provides for many social, nonprofit or corporate uses. Picturesque beauty is captured through original murals and emanates through every window, capturing the natural vibrancy of the water, serenity of the lush landscaping, and the grandeur of the redwoods. The unspoiled environment is a spectacular recreational playground with renowned world-class fishing and other outdoor pursuits. Enjoy resort-style entertaining on the estate’s many stone terraces and grounds that envelop you with breathtaking vistas of unspoiled nature. Surrounded by natural habitat, stunning vistas of ancient redwood forests, the private estate is designed to offer a secure, peaceful respite to nourish the soul. Featured Amenities Onsite staff Private, gated and secured property WiFi and satellite TV Heating and air conditioning Laundry Commercial Chef’s kitchen Close proximity to the Historic Benbow Inn Private VFR airport within 10 minutes Amenities Available Entertainment Flowers Pre-arrival services and provisioning Daily turn down and cleaning service Private security Private chef Child care Private trainers, pilates, and yoga Transportation shuttle, valet, airport transfers Bike and boat valet shuttle and portage We are dedicated to helping you savor the lifestyle of a grand historic estate with an experience designed to exceed your expectation. We can create an array of guest services designed to make your stay and events as carefree, convenient and enjoyable as possible – from pre-arrival to post-departure. Please note that service fees may apply. Our staff can help you with any questions you may have.

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