This mid-century, ranch-style home was built in 1962 but has recently been restored by a Los Angeles-based husband-and-wife team, who wanted to create a minimalist desert sanctuary using a blend of raw, natural materials and contemporary luxuries.
It’s a great location for it, just minutes by car from the west entrance of the ever-alluring Joshua Tree National Park, with close proximity to great hiking trails as well as the town itself.
The house is situated on 3.6 acres of unfenced land, right in front of a giant stack of boulders. Just underneath the boulders is a salt-water hot tub that fits four, as well as an outdoor shower. There’s also a firepit with sweeping views of the surrounding desert, a rock and cactus garden courtyard, and a tea room with expansive sliders on both sides that open into the courtyard and the views beyond. All of which make the garden the ideal place to hang out and stargaze.
Inside, the house has a combination of high-end pieces, custom-made designs, vintage and antiques collected from around the world. The space is open-plan with large windows, a neutral palette of soft whites, creams and browns, and a sweeping concrete floor. We love the exposed wooden beams, the woven textures of the basketry and rugs, and the oversized huge kitchen island. But really it’s all about those views…
This modern vacation rental in Joshua Tree is the ideal escape for a family or group of friends wanting to run away from it all — and see for themselves why everyone loves Joshua Tree.