California’s Mojave Desert hides architectural gem – a luxurious stone villa which looks like James Bond house. Designed by super-organic architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg in Joshua Tree, the Desert House was completed in 1993 but its interior designer, John Vugrin, spent another few years with the finishing touches. It is an otherworldly space made of concrete, steel and glass, nestled into a rocky hillside in the Mojave Desert.
Inspired by the rugged and hard surroundings the exterior of the house seems like an extension of it – the property seems to disseminate among the rocks and stones.
The structure has 26 columns that fan out of its rooflines like wings. Its heavy walls and rib-like structure make it look like a robust shelter during desert storms. Is it because of the location, or its shy nature, but it’s not clear how such a beautiful and unique house managed to stay under the radar all this many years.
Its price of $3 million sounds really high, but is fully explained with all the elements.