If we were to put together a short list of our favorite Angelenos, KCET's man-about-town, Huell Howser, would be in the running for #1. Earlier this morning we enjoyed his visit of one of the more notable design-centric spots here in Silver Lake, one amongst the countless LA adventures he's taken us on. But not everyone knows Huell is also a big architecture buff, especially desert architecture (we share his love). Now one of his more unusual properties has been revealed and is up for sale&hellipLike a 1960's villain's Martian secret headquarters, this is something straight out of a 007 film. Solitude and a great view are guaranteed at The Volcano House:
Sited upon small volcanic cone in the high desert midway between Las Vegas & Los Angeles, this 60-acre retreat seems to cap the mountain top with its dome-like roof: Concrete and truss beams form its dome allowing the interior to embrace 360 degrees of stark, strong almost lunar landscape. Main house of two bedrooms, 2 baths and open entertaining areas. Guest house of one bedroom and bath, lake, and ultimate privacy. Truly one of a kind property in the most impressive of settings.