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Nitt Witt Ridge

881 Hillcrest Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-2801
+1 805-927-2690
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Unusual experience

This home is definitely not a thing of beauty, however the story behind its creation and creator... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2016
Fresno, California
via mobile
Interesting at best

You can drive up to this place, and maybe if you're lucky catch one of the infrequent tours, but... read more

Reviewed 29 February 2016
Amherst, NH
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California State Historical Landmark No. 939 is the creation of Arthur Harold Beal. An Artistic, funky house designed, sculpted and built by one man, Art Beal. Considered one of the finest examples of Folk Art.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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881 Hillcrest Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-2801
+1 805-927-2690
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Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

This home is definitely not a thing of beauty, however the story behind its creation and creator are very interesting. Your guide is full of interesting stories concerning both. The quirky inhabitant of this unique dwelling displayed in its design both crazyness and ingenuity, both...More

1  Thank n24whln
Reviewed 29 February 2016

You can drive up to this place, and maybe if you're lucky catch one of the infrequent tours, but it's not all that it's written up to be

Thank NH_Joe
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Checking out this house is well worth the few minutes it will take. What an imaginative way to deal with recycling and waste. It looks like the structure is deteriorating so if you want to see this place it might be a good idea to...More

Thank Dorothy S
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Nitt Witt Ridge is awesomely unique. We arrived at the house at about 3:55 p.m. on a February Sunday unsure of what we were in for. We tried calling ahead but no one answered. We decided to stop by anyways. Driving up, a chain was...More

3  Thank Justin K
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The subject property is a registered CA Landmark providing a step back in history and reflective of the tastes of the man who built it, Arthur Beal. The home on a hillside lot in Cambria, CA was constructed in stages since 1928. Tours are offered...More

Thank paso57
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We saw Nitt Witt Ridge the day after touring Hearst Castle, so it was fun to see the opposite ways people live. One of the highlights for me was watching the video of the original owner, it gave you a real feel for how unique...More

Thank SDNativeLynn
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Very interesting.! The story behind the builder was amazing to me. We did not take a tour but wish I had. Cambria has some really great history for such a small town.

Thank Goodseed1
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Read about this house, and was sooooo looking forward to seeing the eclectic, recycled, innovative work done. However, just following the Nitt Witt Ridge signs, we passed the house by, stopping only because it looked funky enuf to warrant a stop. But the house was...More

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 8 January 2016

seen this place on huell howser.and was so happy when we found out it was in cambria ...the guy used every thing he could to build his home.its a must see

Thank 153jayner
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

We decided to do a drive by and it was worth a 10 minute stop while exploring Cambria. Very unique place with lots of interesting junk turned into a physical structure. Fun place for a few pictures. We didn't do the tour and it's not...More

Thank BartLasVegas_Nevada
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6 June 2017|
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Response from JAMN38 | Reviewed this property |
Just show up early. It is well worth it!
Tanya L
5 April 2016|
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Response from Carnutz | Reviewed this property |
I hope this will help.The property is owned and maintained by Mike O’Malley, who gives tours regularly. Call for your appointment to explore this odd and quirky house that has a sad and romantic history. NITT WITT RIDGE 881... More
14 March 2015|
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Response from ChrisGander | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we arrived unannounced and it was closed. Shame. We would have liked to have done the tour.

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