- 3 BR
- Sleeps 6
- from $ /wk
It takes an adventurous spirit to coexist with the stark extremes of the desert, and this location is as mythical and mind-blowing in its vast, austere beauty as this house is vibrant and lively. We love the dramatic modular silhouette against the landscape and the bright, cheerful interiors that invite the horizon in. Come, and enjoy the middle of nowhere in style.
Located over a hundred miles north of Las Vegas on an 80-acre site in the desert, this home is surrounded by vast expanses of dramatic remote landscape framed by mountains to the north and Death Valley to the west.
Set in splendid isolation, the home was commissioned by the owners and desert aficionados as a unique retreat and was inspired by their first trip to Zabriskie Point. Designed by German architect Peter Strzebniok (nottoscale, San Francisco), the partially prefabricated home is a prototype, constructed in sections and brought to the site to be assembled. Comprised of two complete units, the interlocking sections are slightly raised above the earth, forming a geometric installation of clean lines, and energy efficient wood paneling systems designed with dramatic gold color washes.
Oriented to take advantage of the wind and natural light, the house invites the horizon in with floor to ceiling windows and precise placement. The ‘T’ shaped layout is open and bright but compartmentalized with a large living, dining and kitchen area that extends into a spacious deck with a sunken hot tub that can be divided from the rest of the house by the glass doors. The three bedrooms are spacious and bright with alternating views of the landscape and can sleep up to six.
Entirely furnished by Mr. Strzebniok down to the tiniest detail, the decor is spare and modern with bright pops of color that reflect the desert palette. Integrating sustainable building practices, the design and materials include alternative renewable energy sources, passive solar design and natural ventilation.
As much of an outward expression as an inspiring and contemplative inward experience, this home transitions and morphs throughout the day, glowing and reflecting the desert light and sky, entirely at home in it’s place.
Wireless satellite internet throughout, books, maps and guides provided. Laundry facilities. BBQ, fully equipped pantry. Security and alarm system.
The badlands of the Nevada California border feature vast swaths of dramatic arid desert, rugged mountains and some interesting and fun features like the gold rush era ghost towns Rhyolite and Goldpoint and a little further, the infamous Area 51. The lowest, driest, and hottest area in North America, Death Valley’s Badwater Basin is within the boundaries of the Great Basin and the Mojave Desert. Just outside the small town of Scotty’s Junction and over thirty miles away from the little town of Beatty is where an intriguing mix of desert denizens, small towns and even a bordello (legal in these parts) make up the culture. Running north to south between the Amargosa Range to the east and the Panamint Range to the west, the area includes the Sylvania and Owlshead Mountains at the northernmost and southernmost boundaries. The famed Zabriskie Point is a part of Amargosa Range and is just seven miles away with Golden Canyon, Artists Drive and Dante’s View forming some of the most iconic points in the canyon.
Death Valley, California. Nearest Airport: Las Vegas International Airport (150 mi)
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|Bed Type||1 King, 2 Queen|
|Kitchen||Fully equipped kitchen|
|Pet friendly||Yes-Please Inquire|
|Rates||$3,000 per week|
|Minimum Stay||1 Week|
|View||Beautiful high desert views|
The keys are held at the Sheriff's Office in Beatty, 30 miles south of the property (426 C Avenue, ph. 775-553-2345). Please remember to bring them back!
You will receive a house manual via email
$100 cleaning fee