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Huell Howser’s California House is Perched Atop a 150-foot Volcano — and it’s Now Up for Sale!
Posted By Diane Pham On July 10, 2012 @ 12:36 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | 1 Comment
PBS legend Huell Howser (of California's Gold fame) has just put his spectacular Volcano House in Newberry Springs, California up for sale. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom domed home sits atop a 150-foot volcanic cone on a 60-acre plot in the middle of the desert. If you ever wondered what it'd be like to live in a space-age home surrounded by a stark Mars-like landscape, here's your chance -- just be ready to drop $750k for this piece of iconic architecture (and volcano!).
The Volcano House was originally built back in 1968, and designed by architect Harold J. Bissner Jr. Measuring 1,800 square feet, the main house has two bedrooms and two baths and open entertaining areas. The guest house has one bedroom and its own private lake. A central fireplace provides a focal point for the abode, and a sunken conversation pit gives away its mod-arch, 1960s roots. A fully-equipped kitchen sits to one side of the space and is constructed to feature classic wood cabinetry.
The house is sited near Interstate 15 (near Barstow) and the surrounding area offers quirky attractions, including the Buffalo Ranch, Big Al’s Pistachio Ranch, the Ostrich Farm and the Bagdad Café.
If you want to learn more about this home’s bizarre past, head over to Vegas Seven  for more details — including which famous celebrity guests have visited the summit.
Via Vegas Seven 
Images courtesy of Take Sunset 
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