Searching for some of the neatest houses in California, Huell travels from one of the state’s most public houses to the most private. We start out in downtown Sacramento at the former Governor’s Mansion (1903-1967), home to 13 of our states first families, where we get a private tour from Kathleen Brown. Next after hiking up over 3,500 feet in the Sierra foothills, Huell arrives at a small wooden cabin built by miners and later inhabited by Irvy Elster a bonafide hermit.

 1996