Set within a spectacular five-acre property, this thoughtfully restored geodesic dome house sits on a hilltop with spectacular desert, mountain, Joshua Tree and Coachella valley views from virtually every angle, its complete solitude interrupted only by the hypnotic wind turbines that lend an otherworldly beauty to the already dramatic desert landscape. One of three major wind farms in California, the giant sentinel-like windmills stand silently harnessing the power of the wind from the San Gorgonio Pass, rhythmically turning throughout the day and flickering red at night.
Rescued from neglect by LA-based architect Pavlina Williams, this vacation home rental is a labor of love that has been reimagined from its basic structural roots to a modern showplace with distinctive mid-century styling. The soaring 26-foot ceilings of the dome features a spacious open plan living area with panoramic views from multifaceted windows and the first of three bedrooms in the loft space above.
Studded with skylights and the triangular facets of Buckminster Fuller’s ingenious geodesic design, the space is a relaxing and dreamy roost. The ground floor master bedroom has a separate seating area and features amazing views of the Joshua Tree National Park Mountains and desert landscape while the third bedroom offers complete privacy with focused views of Mount San Jacinto. There is an office adjacent to the landscaped atrium and a large open kitchen and dining area well equipped for entertaining.
Head out to the covered patio and dining area next to the atrium or sink into the spa and relax under the stars with the city lights of Palm Springs twinkling in the distance.
Wifi, mobile phone reception, 40″ flat screen Smart LED TV with Roku, Netflix and Sling TV. Selection of books with a special focus on mid-century modern architecture, design and local interests and games. Housekeeping, bath essentials, heating/AC, parking on premises.
Located in North Palm Springs just 15 minutes from downtown, you are also just 40 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park. There are miles of outdoor desert adventure in the area as well as several unique attractions and interesting local museums and art venues such as the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum, and the famed Integratron as well as the historic Pioneertown. A kitschy Hollywood relic founded in the 1940s as an authentic frontier town movie set, today there are a few shops, cafes and galleries to visit including the famous Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. 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 of the house for rural getaways in the Coachella Valley area.
North Palm Springs, California. Nearest Airport: Palm Springs International (11 miles)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Second half of September through the middle of June
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