Sotheby's International Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

Land acquired by entertainment mogul Jules Stein, the fourth home to be built on the lake. In 1935 it passed to a Los Angeles family for twenty-plus years and then to Hollywood elite Watson Webb, a Vanderbilt heir who dubbed it “Hilltop” as it was reminiscent of the Vanderbilt Hilltop Mansion. For forty years it was the second home of his A-list celebrity friends, including a private guest cottage for Marilyn Monroe, dubbed “Happy Hut.” The property provides solitude in a four-season environment and feels a world away, while only one and a half hours from Los Angeles and the coast – literally the best of both worlds. All the activities you would expect are here; water skiing, snow skiing, hiking, biking, equestrian trails, shopping — the list is long. Large enough to comfortably host multiple families. Featuring 16th century front doors, an enormous fireplace from a French hunting lodge, historic trellis from Golden State Park, 4-boat dock in Winter Harbor and many other features you need to experience to appreciate.