The North Star House
A Historic Home from the California Gold Mining Era
The North Star House is a 10,000 square-foot home designed in 1905 by the renowned architect Julia Morgan. Morgan graduated from L’Ecole Des Beaux-Arts (Paris) in 1902. She was the first woman to be admitted and earn a degree in architecture. Morgan was also California’s first licensed female architect.
Built in the Arts & Crafts style, the North Star House is listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the California State Historic Buildings Register.
It is located on a 14-acre portion of the former North Star Mine, a site of spectacular Gold Country landscapes. The North Star House is owned and operated by the North Star Historic Conservancy, a non-profit organization.
The Conservancy is working to re-establish this unique, historic house and grounds for the public to enjoy. It is committed to maintaining the property as well as offering tours, community events, educational activities, and the arts. An art gallery is under construction on the second floor. The Conservancy is committed to preserving and presenting the history of the House and the individuals who lived there.
The Conservancy will continue to fund improvements to preserve this rare historic treasure in partnership with local, regional, and national organizations and stakeholders. The house is a wonderful venue for both outdoor and indoor events, weddings, meetings, theatrical performances, concerts, and conferences.
The historic towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City are located within a few miles of the home.