Emerging from behind an enormous faux boulder facade, this home in Joshua Tree is quite unassuming from a distance, as it completely blends into the desert landscape. But upon closer inspection, this is a contemporary home that offers plenty of surprises.
Landscape architect W. Garett Carlson was on a mission to find a location for the home that would provide the optimal backdrop for green structures and green plants. The home’s ten-foot floor-to-ceiling pocket glass doors, which open onto the patio, also create an outdoor/indoor living space that lets in the magnificent views of nearby Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California’s Mojave Desert.
“I planted 450 trees, which attract all kinds of wildlife, from jack rabbits to roadrunners,” Carlson says. “There are no power poles. I put it all underground, so it’s got beautiful views.” [via LA Times]