Offered for rent at $150K per month is an unusual architectural statement in Joshua Tree, California. The Invisible House, as it is known, is a 5,450 sq. ft. contemporary with three bedrooms and three baths. It is situated on 90 acres that place it beside the Joshua Tree National Park.
One of the more striking architectural statements to rise up out of the West Coast this decade — the home was completed in 2020 — the structure is clad in mirrored panels; quite literally, it achieves the Frank Lloyd Wright-espoused architectural ideal of reflecting and blending in with its landscape. From the right perspective, it only appears to exist as a mirage conjured out of the desert heat.
The home’s interior spaces bear some resemblance to a long enclosed corridor with industrial design chops: a poured concrete floor, a cavernous living area with a 97-foot indoor pool incorporated into it, a ceiling design — throughout the house, the ceilings are eleven feet high — that voices form through function. Night atmospherics include colored LED lighting of the pool and landscaping.
The main house is supported by a pair of additional outbuildings.