The Desert House in California

The Desert House by architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg is located in Joshua Tree National Park, Cal...

The Desert House by architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg is located in Joshua Tree National Park, California. It is physically of the desert, a part of its surrounding. The strength of the hard and rugged protective shell exterior is drawn from the desert. The interior is warm intimate space of flowing organic shapes wrapping gently around its inhabitants. Light enters through continues openings that separates the towering concrete panels. The textures provide the touch and feel of the desert as materials were meticulously selected from the desert. It took about a decade for Kellogg and designer John Vurgin to complete after they were commissioned by artist Bev Doolittle and her husband to create something spectacularly unique. From the parasol in the dining room made of some 800 pieces of sandblasted glass to the master bedroom’s self-standing bronze washing basin, the Desert House is a piece of art that doubles as a home. And because of that, it costs $3 million.

























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