This spacious Victorian home was built in 1900 for William H. Haw, who served as the Humboldt County Clerk
from 1899 to 1907 and who also operated a local rock quarry. Local builder Henry A. Poland designed and built this
Queen Anne style house for the Haw family. The house embodies such typical Queen Anne characteristics as a
juxtaposed roof line, faux balcony, Ionic columns, and stained glass windows.
In 1979 the house was purchased by Steven Gordon with the intention of making it into a bed and breakfast. Gordon's
frustration in finding the hard-to-find items he needed to rennovate the house led him to start his own company, Restoration Hardware,
which is now a nationwide enterprise. Finally, the house was converted into a bed and breakfast in the mid-1980s and has been restored to its original
splendor and charm, with modern conveniences added. The interior features a ballroom that can accommodate
up to 60 people seated and 80 standing for weddings and events.
The Iris House is the perfect place for a quiet getaway or for events such as receptions, weddings, business
meetings, or family gatherings. The Iris House has three overnight accommodations equipped with private baths,
televisions, Internet connectivity, and phones by request.
Bridal Suite Sitting Room
features original fireplace surround
The Iris House is a wonderful place for a wedding, reception or both. The bridal suite is a perfect place for
a bride to prepare for her wedding day and a romantic escape for the newlyweds and is a welcome reprieve after
an exhilarating day.
The Iris House is located in the historic section of Eureka a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean and is a perfect place for accommodating
a wedding party.
Click any of the rooms listed below to read a brief description.
Private Dining Room
Queen Anne Suite
Brass Bed Room