Living in the midst of a breathtaking landscape can pose a problem for those who want to live there. Should they build homes that will possibly change the look of the area, or should they try to blend in as much as possible? For this incredible house in Joshua Tree, California, the choice was the latter.
The home was conceived and built by architect Ken Kellogg. Construction began in 1988 and did not finish until 1993 – a testament to the thought and care put into the structure’s shape, materials, and impact on the surrounding environment.
Using concrete, glass, copper, and steel, the home blends in beautifully with its surroundings. It looks like an organic element, something that grew spontaneously from the rocky landscape.
The Joshua Tree residence looks at once both gentle and rugged. Its tough but nature-inspired exterior is inviting, but secluded enough to make residents feel protected and surrounded by nature.
The interior largely contrasts with the exterior, displaying a warm yet modern aesthetic. Otherworldly light fixtures hang above a table reminiscent of a centipede. A magnificent spiral defines the shape of much of the living area.
The home’s interior also includes plenty of features that connect it to its exterior. A stone hearth and copper chimney look like they would be right at home in the surrounding landscape.
Curves, natural light, earth tones, and plenty of stone details make the interior cozy, livable, and definitely drool-worthy. At the time of publication, this stunning home is up for sale for a cool $3 million (US).