Photos: Huell Howser's House Can Be Rented For Events Or Retreats
Huell Howser's home in Twentynine Palms can now be rented for events, weddings or retreats.
In the '90s, California's Gold host Huell Howser renovated a house out in the desert in Twentynine Palms to be his "dream home." The 2,221 square foot, 3-bed, 2.5 bath ranch-style home was built in 1953. Howser added many personal touches to its decor and design, including a sun room and a steel fence designed by Santa Monica's Belzberg Architects. When Howser died in 2013, the house went on the market and sold for $395,000. Now, owner Joan Robey is renting the house out for retreats and events under the name 'The Wheelhouse,' Curbed LA reports.
According to the property's website: "The Wheelhouse is now available for you to rent for photo shoots, weddings, special events, corporate gatherings, writer and artist retreats and extended family holidays. It is an ideal home base for park explorers and hikers, and a perfect yoga retreat location. Whether you want to spend a month or more by yourself working on a novel, finishing a screenplay or simply unwinding from the breakneck pace of city life, The Wheelhouse is both luxurious and rustic. It’s a unique and restorative place to experience alone or with family, friends or colleagues."
Robey also purchased 70 acres of land adjacent to the home and the home sits on 11.9 acres, so we imagine its a pretty tranquil place. The house has a pool and spa, plus a covered outdoor area for dining. Robey has placed her own sculptures around the property and furnished the space with mid-century modern pieces. We reached out to inquire about pricing, but did not hear back. It appears similar homes in the area—minus the history and some of the amenities—are renting for between $250 and $400 a night on Airbnb.
You can see how the home looked before Robey renovated it here.