Architects Cocoon Commons Deliver A Triumph Of Contrasting Design Among Joshua Tree's Epic Landscape

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Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • House
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 8
  • from $ 1500 nt
Walls Of Glass Reveal The Otherworldly Beauty Of The Desert

Placed in a remarkable setting among wild and unspoiled expanses of desert and ancient rock formations, this unique holiday home in Joshua Tree uses glass to expand your horizons and blur the lines between the quiet sophistication of the interiors and the drama of the landscape.

Designed and commissioned by the owner as a getaway from hectic city life, Yucca Valley based Cocoon Commons + Associates executed a triumph of contrasting design, in concert with the otherworldly beauty of the desert. 

By observing key environmental principals of smaller footprint, minimal disturbance to the natural beauty of the surroundings, and smart use of sustainable design solutions, the home manages to stand out but with a subtlety in its impact. 

The interiors are designed to emphasize open spaces and a connection with nature, with slide-away walls of glass that make boundaries fall away, allowing for a magnificent relationship with the landscape.

Immersed in hushed silence and privacy with the stark beauty of the desert all around, this uniquely designed home is a blissful and stylish retreat in an unforgettable setting.

Description

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.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, Smart TV, kitchen and bath essentials, laundry facilities, climate control, private parking with EV charger.

AROUND

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. 

LOCATION

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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  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings
  • Boulder2sky, Joshua Tree, USA | holiday lettings

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Bedrooms3 En suite bedrooms`
Bed TypeMaster Bedroom: 1 King Bed, 2nd Master Bedroom: 1 King Bed, Third Bedroom: 2 Queen Beds
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms3 En suite bathrooms
Accommodate8 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet friendlyPets are welcome upon request only and with a pet fee of $350 and an additional damage deposit of $500.
ViewStunning desert views
Rates
Pet Fee$350
Cleaning (One Time)$300
Tax7% for total rate
Sec. Deposit$3000
Check-In4pm
Check-Out11am
CancellationGuest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled within 24 hours of making the reservation (grace period). After that, the reservation is non-refundable.
NotesPet damage deposit: $500
Season Start Date End Date Min Stay
3 nights
House Rules

General rules:
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events

From your host

-The number of guests you bring affects the price of your stay, it is also required by the city (by law) at check in. If you book for more than 8, then the add-on per guest is $250 per night. If you bring more than the stated number of guests you will be asked to leave with no chance of refund.
– Quiet hours are from 10:30pm to 7:00am. No amplified noise is allowed during this time. Please be respectful of the surrounding community.
– Parking is not allowed on the main road. Ample parking is available on site, behind the gate.
-Smoking is ONLY permitted outside.
– No pets. One of the owners is highly allergic to dogs.
-Guests must sign a waiver of pool liability and a form acknowledging the city and house rules.
– Commercial filming/photography is NOT PERMITTED unless permission is granted by the owners. Different rates apply. Proof of insurance required.
– Weddings/Events is NOT PERMITTED unless permission is granted by the owners. Different rates apply. Proof of insurance required.

You must also acknowledge
Amenity limitations – Spa heating is included in your rental. Pool heating is an additional $75 a day. A separate payment request will be sent if you choose this option.
Security deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $3000
Surveillance or recording devices on property
– Three cameras are recording for liability and security reasons. Cameras are focused on the front yard, side yard and back yard and may be checked periodically.

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