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North Star House (alternate: Foote Mansion) is a house located roughly a mile north of Grass Valley, Nevada County, northern California. The building served as the superintendent's house for the North Star Mine. Commissioned by Superintendent Arthur De Wint Foote and his wife, Mary Hallock Foote ("Molly"), an author and illustrator, it was designed in 1905 by the architect Julia Morgan.This was her first significant, large-scale, residential project.The house is notable for its relationship to the literary career of Molly Foote and the master architect, Morgan.

The house is located at 12075 Old Auburn Road, near the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Situated on a 14-acre (5.7 ha) site, the property is on a hillside that overlooks foothills and a valley. To the south is Quail Valley Golf Club.The North Star Mine was the second largest producer of gold during California’s Gold Rush.The Footes originally lived on the mine property for 10 years with their three chil ...

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