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Nitt Witt Ridge

881 Hillcrest Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-2801
+1 805-927-2690
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Very interesting.!!!

Very interesting.! The story behind the builder was amazing to me. We did not take a tour but wish... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2016
Ventura, California
via mobile
Funky on the outside, can't speak to anything beyond the fence.

Read about this house, and was sooooo looking forward to seeing the eclectic, recycled, innovative... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2016
Pat M
Oro Valley, Arizona
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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.
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881 Hillcrest Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-2801
+1 805-927-2690
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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
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

We had been meaning to visit this place for years and finally got to it. If the outside intrigues you, you will be intrigued by the inside. The owner, Mike, gave us a 35 minute tour with lots of facts and fun stories. I especially...More

1  Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 24 December 2015

We always like to see Art's house every time we are in Cambria. Back in the 70s when he invited us up to his kitchen we listen as he would tell great stories of his life. Growing up in construction it was awesome to see...More

Thank Carnutz
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Mike, the owner, gave us a tour today and it was really excellent. What an interesting and touching place. The original owner built this place out of junk he collected, and turned this into the biggest folk-art piece here in Cambria. This is entirely kept...More

1  Thank MrPoops
Reviewed 2 December 2015

A must if you ever visit Cambria! A stunning demonstration of what can be accomplished by people with way too much time on their hands.

1  Thank GCZK
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Crazy yes, folk art yes, fun yes. We have been watching this place since back when Art still lived there. It was a lot different then of course but is still a very unusual site to see. Mike has purchased the property and gives the...More

1  Thank Autobob
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed the weekend in Cambria and had a wonderful time at the Pines. The little village is quaint and one can easily spend the sunny afternoon walking enjoying good drink n food. While wandering the shopswe saw a sign directing you to Nitt With...More

Thank Vic S
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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
15 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.