“Art and architecture fans from around the world flock each year to walk through the imaginatively shaped and art-filled “habitable sculptures” on the property, which resemble the Hobbit houses in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films and the expressionistic organic style of Modernist Spanish architect Antonio Gaudí.”
—San Diego Union Tribune
There is much to see at Ilan-Lael, the hand-built sculptural home, working-artist studios and gardens created by James and Anne Hubbell near Santa Ysabel, California. James and Ilan-Lael artists and craftsmen (and women) have created a wonderland of architecture and art nestled amidst oaks and boulders and breathtaking mountain views. Be notified when tickets are available for our next Open House tour when you sign up here.
Join us for an Open House Tour
Twice a year, in the Spring and Autumn, Ilan-Lael has Open House tours available for the general public. Small-group docent-led tours guide you through the family home, art studios, galleries and gardens.
Admission fees support the non-profit Ilan-Lael Foundation, dedicated to preserving Ilan-Lael and the Hubbell legacy of bringing art and nature events to the community.
Can’t make it here to Hubbel Hill? Watch our new Ilan-Lael Virtual Tour
Discover the beauty of Ilan-lael virtually! This beautiful 53 minute program takes you through the art-filled and historically designated property that includes the private homes, studios and galleries, and Foundation buildings. It includes the personal reflections of James and Anne Hubbell, and additional commentary by family members, artists, and staff.
Arrange a Private Tour
Private docent-led group tours are available on a limited basis and by reservation only. Each tour lasts about an 1 and 1/2 hours with time to explore the grounds. Please call our office for available dates and group pricing, at 760-765-3427 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must be reserved in advance for all tours. No walk ups please.
Reserve the New Ilan-Lael Art Center for a Special Event
Work, play, think, and create in the inspiring atmosphere of the Ilan-Lael Center.
Explore new ideas and celebrate life in this uniquely beautiful and sophisticated space. A meeting room, art room, and supporting kitchen, amphitheater, hiking trails, gardens, and more are designed to immerse you in art and nature. Our tranquil space sets the stage for harmonious interaction. Let Ilan-Lael host your next important creative meeting or event. Learn more about reserving the Ilan-Lael Art Center.