A mirage in the middle of the desert or a masterpiece of contemporary architecture?
The famous "Invisible House" in the popular city of Joshua Tree is both. This extraordinary villa has become famous all over the world thanks to its minimalist and avant-garde architecture.
Located in the heart of the Mojave Desert, in the town of Joshua Tree, California, the Invisible House is just a 2-hour drive from Los Angeles. The villa literally blends into its surroundings, which it has achieved thanks to the use of Solarcool glass that reflects the heat and the landscape on the entire facade, giving it this "mirror" effect. The entire structure is almost 70 meters long and is partially built in cantilever so as not to disturb the site made of giant rocks typical of the region.
Like the exterior, the interior architecture is minimalist, so as not to overpower the superb views offered by Joshua Tree National Park. Indeed, from the concrete floor to the modern furniture, everything is designed to focus on the surrounding landscape visible from anywhere in the house. Future owners will enjoy the interior, which includes three en-suite bedrooms, a kitchen, a dining room and a superb 30-meter indoor swimming pool.
This mansion designed by film producer Chris Henley is currently on the market for $18 million.