Jean Steinhardt's House Portraits

"Every house has a story ... A house portrait helps you tell it."


The "Mariposa" ...42786 Conifer Drive, Big Bear Lake, California 
Original drawing by Jean Steinhardt (b. Iowa City, Iowa, 1948)
10"x8" Graphite on Aquarelle Arches Watercolor Paper, Cold Pressed 100% Cotton, 140 lb (300 g/m2)

Client purchased the cabin in July, 2010. She opened it for guests in December, 2010. Built in 1980. Close to Bear Mountain Slopes, The Zoo, golf, hiking and biking. Provides mini views of both slopes from the comfortable upstairs balcony.

Born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri 1955, and she was transplanted to Houston, Texas in 1980.
Her  son moved to Newport Beach in December, 2008 so she began vacationing in Southern California on a regular basis. 
The idea of purchasing a Forest Service cabin had been a dream ever since spending time in the Mt. Hood region of Oregon, where she was first introduced to the idea. Discovering that Big Bear had several properties in the Forest Service program led her to the obvious conclusion ... this would be the perfect place to escape the hot Houston summers AND be within a two hour drive of her son.

After several house hunting trips, it became clear that purchasing a private cabin made much more sense. After (thankfully) being unable to come to terms on a property on Menlo, she knew that her second choice, the Conifer cabin, must have been meant for her. She promptly purchased it.
She considers that some day she could be spending most of her time at the cabin.. In the meantime, she comes for visits with family and friends as often as possible,

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