Settled high into the Pinon Ridge area between the main entrance to Joshua Tree National Park and Pioneertown, this holiday home in Yucca Valley was designed by local firm, Cocoon Commons + Associates.
Situated in an astonishing desert landscape of ancient boulders, yuccas and Joshua trees, the home emerges from the scenery as a see through glass box, with an asymmetrical cantilevered roof allowing natural light to flood the interiors, while still sheltering them from the desert sun.
The main open-plan living space is the central focal point, and includes the sitting area and dining room with a dramatic black kitchen and bar at the far end. The sliding, floor to ceiling glass walls open up to the wild desert landscapes from each room, allowing nature in.
The three en-suite bedrooms are positioned on either side of the house with stunning views out to the rocks and the desert beyond, one with a fab soaking tub surrounded by glass.
Furnished with a vintage modern aesthetic mixed with a dose of contemporary glamour, the design contrasts with as well as showcases the desert’s raw beauty.
The grounds have largely been left as they were found, with the exception of a refreshing saltwater pool with shaded lounge spaces, a cooling outdoor rock shower and areas for stargazing.
Wifi throughout, Smart TV, kitchen and bath essentials, laundry facilities, climate control, private parking with EV charger.
Set within the boundaries of the town of Yucca Valley, the area lies just fifteen minutes from Joshua Tree National Park and thousands of acres of the Sand to Snow National Monument crisscrossed by hiking trails for miles of outdoor adventure. The historic old western Pioneertown, a kitschy Hollywood relic founded in the 1940s as an authentic frontier town movie set is a ten minute drive, with a few shops, cafes and galleries to visit.
Less than an hour’s drive to Palm Springs, there are also a few interesting local museums and art venues such as the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum, and the famed Integratron. Further afield, the San Jacinto mountains rise above the desert floor and are lined with miles of hiking trails at a cooler elevation. Indian Canyon and Palm Canyon are also within driving distance for rural getaways in the Coachella Valley area. Los Angeles is a two-hour drive.
Yucca Valley, California. Nearest Airport: Palm Springs International (35 min)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring and Fall for the mildest weather. Summers are hot.
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