Originally Posted by Winemaker
I had the chance to buy a Bev Doolittle drawing in 1982 for $200.00, last time I checked It was north of $50,000.
OOoo OO OO! She sold her place in Yucca CA, and it was absolutely fantastic! Check the pictures in the desertsun. Bev got it right though - hard place to live in, as it was complete in and of itself. A prehistoric backbone table wrapping up into the ceiling? Intruding boulders? Evil Empire gate? check check check! That said, it kicked the ass of Bob Hope's house and a few Frank Lloyd Wright places I've seen IMO. Would have taken most every cent, but wotta place!
Bev Doolittle estate in Joshua Tree on sale for $3 million
Kellogg-designed Joshua Tree house for sale
"There was plenty of studio space to paint, write and daydream. But Bev Doolittle preferred to work near the underground garage, in a half-circle room with a library and space for research. She hung her art on the back wall.
"It's like living in a piece of art. It kind of took on a different mindset, because I do art myself, the house didn't feel right. It was like hanging art on art," she said.
Kellogg wanted the home to be more about the idea and amusement of nature, rather than a carbon copy.
"You don't copy nature, you don't emulate it, you take it for what it's worth," Kellogg said.
The Doolittles eventually wanted to downsize, to live a simpler life. After living in the home for 11 years, they were getting too old for the stairways and rock floors. Now semi-retired, they moved to the Mars-red dry desert of the St. George, Utah area.
Bev Doolittle chuckled about her fond memories of the home. She had often dusted the boulders that jutted into the house.
"It's really hard to walk away from that. It's very emotional," Doolittle said."