If you’re looking for an ultra-secluded getaway, why not simply disappear into the Invisible House?
A mirrored modern building, the vanishing dwelling blends in seamlessly with its desert surroundings. The shimmering surface reflects the natural beauty of the land and renders it a part of the landscape.
Located adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park, it’s the sleekest desert getaway we’ve ever seen.
The pop star Demi Lovato recently made headlines when she and her actor boyfriend, Max Ehrich, stayed at the Joshua Tree, CA, hideaway for a weekend, reportedly dropping $2,500 a night for the privilege, according to TMZ.
Of course, the couple posted pictures of the Instagram-friendly home on social media. One snap showed Ehrich sitting in the cavernous living room, complete with 100-foot indoor pool.
But the one-of-a-kind getaway isn’t reserved just for celebs—anyone can rent it. That is, if you’re willing to plunk down $35,000 for a one-month commitment. Suffice it to say, it will be an unforgettable getaway if you have the dough.
The eye-catching architectural wonder can also be rented out for short-term rentals, special events, and film shoots.
Its photogenic appearance is no accident. Designed by the Los Angeles-based film producer Chris Hanley, and the architect Tomas Osinski, the three-bedroom, four-bathroom property features an elongated, minimalist design spanning 5,500 square feet. A separate prefab house on wheels serves as guest quarters.
“There’s nothing else like it,” says the listing agent, Raymond Dominguez with Engel & Völkers Santa Monica. “It’s a rental, sure, but it’s also an experience.”
A vision began 14 years ago with desert land purchased by Hanley and his wife, Roberta. The Invisible House is the end result of a six-year project to create an environmentally sustainable and artful living space.
A cantilever system ensures that the structure leaves a minimal footprint on the desert ground. Smart and sustainable, the home includes solar and thermal systems.
The horizontal layout allows for the eye-popping indoor pool in the living room. A west-facing glass wall completely opens to the outdoor expanse.
At night, the pool puts on a light show, competing with the starry night sky and flooding the space with shades of blue, red, green, and violet. A massive white wall at one end of the pool can serve as a screen for video projection.
Other details include concrete floors, 11-foot ceilings, and a designer kitchen. The open cooking and dining area is set up for small catered events, with two ovens, a warming drawer, as well as a separate fridge and freezer.
Sliding walls open up from all four bedrooms for uninterrupted desert views. The main suite includes a freestanding tub in the bedroom and a glass bed.
Set on 90 acres, this is the largest privately owned parcel of land to abut Joshua Tree National Park, according to the property’s website. It is also just 10 minutes from the shops, hotels, and restaurants of downtown Joshua Tree, and a two-hour drive from Los Angeles.
Drone footage courtesy of Petr Masek.