Huell Howser's Home In The Desert Goes On Sale (And 'It's Amazing!')
It's been over a year since Huell Howser died after his battle with prostate cancer. The beloved California Gold host's Twentynine Palms home is on sale now, and we have to say in his catchphrase, "It's amazing!"
Howser's primary residence was in Palm Springs, but he lived in a number of other homes including this location. He renovated the 1953 home in the late 1990s and you can see his personal touches to the industrial home. His 2,221-square-foot home with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a den has a mid-century vibe. It also feels very Californian with the plethora of palm trees in his front and backyard. Even more amazing is that he has a mosaic of the California seal adoring the wall of his bathroom. (How I love Huell, let me count the ways...)
In addition, the "garage has been converted to a fully-finished entertainment room with movable, glass paneled walls," according to the real estate listing.
Although the house may not seem that large, it sits on a plot of land that's a whopping 11.9 acres. With the swimming pool surrounded by native desert plants, it looks like a mini oasis. The house is going for $395,000 and we might be jaded from L.A. prices, but that doesn't seem so bad.
He taught us everything we needed to know about California on his KCET show. Luis Fuerte, Howser's 12-year cameraman said of the host to L.A. Daily News: "I think his love for history and how much he cared for this state. He loved his work and he loved people."