• 3 beds
  • 2.00 baths
  • 1,291 sqft
  • Lot Size: 14,130 sqft
  • Built in 1933
  • MLS #JT22118789
For Sale $399,000


This HISTORIC ADOBE HOME, whose provenance is documented in Rimmington’s The Adobes of Twentynine Palms, was built by Allen Balch in 1933. Once home to well-known Twentynine Palms homesteaders John and Alice Stratton as well as a host of other colorful early desert dwellers, this jewel claims a place in the area’s history. A former resident claims Ansel Adams stayed in the guest house while he photographed what was then Joshua Tree National Monument. Overflowing with striking early California adobe appeal, this classic showplace remains true to its origins, boasting distinctive architectural heavy columns in front, pine board beamed ceilings throughout, railroad tie lintels over the doors and windows, a rock-faced fireplace hearth with freestanding stove, thick walls, solid wood doors, a block-constructed guest cottage with vintage enameled steel sink and more. With a large master bedroom, comfortable guest bedroom, dedicated dining area, guest quarters, 3 covered patios, wonderful mature landscaping and a garage, there is ample space to live well here. This vintage treasure is also well-suited for practical living, with modern amenities such as solar panels, central heat and air conditioning in the main house, HVAC mini-split and laundry facilities in the guest house, natural gas to cook, water softeners in the main house and guest house, and cable Internet access. Suitable as a full-time residence or weekend getaway, this coveted home is ideally located just minutes from the Joshua Tree National Park entrance and a short hop to shopping and dining. This opportunity won’t last, so come see it soon!


  • Residential, Single Family Residence
  • Built in 1933
  • Lot Size: 14,130 sqft
  • Style: See Remarks
  • View: Hills, Mountain(s), Neighborhood
  • Cooling: Central Air,Ductless
  • Heating: Central,Ductless,Forced Air,Natural Gas
  • Parking: 1 spaces total

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