Found amongst the boulders and rocky landscape of the Mojave Desert, the famous Invisible House in Joshua Tree, Calif. is now listed on the market by Aaron Kirman and Matt Adamo of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate for $18 million.
Though the glass home itself stands out from its natural surroundings, its reflective walls mirror everything that surrounds, making the Invisible House blend into its environment almost completely during certain times of the day.
This incredible optical illusion is what makes the desert abode one of the most unique and well-known homes, and continues to be a sought-after vacation destination and shooting location for advertising campaigns and music videos.
Indie film producers Chris and Roberta Hanley bought the property in the 2000’s and, in collaboration with Los Angeles architect Tomas Osinski, completed the home in 2019, drawing inspiration from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey and a New York City skyscraper, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The home totals 5,500 square feet and features three en suite bedrooms, a kitchen and dining area, as well as a living area that boasts a 100-foot long indoor heated pool. Its exterior is wrapped in heat-reflecting Solarcool glass that filters ultraviolet rays and infrared frequencies to help sustain the home in the desert’s harsh climate, in addition to being equipped with eco-friendly roofing and a solar-thermal system that generates electricity and hot water.
All furnishings are included in the sale, which include minimal, light-toned furniture and a 2,500-pound glass bed-frame in the master bedroom. The walls of the home open up to the outdoor desert on three sides, for seamless outdoor living.
“Bringing the Invisible House to market for the first time ever is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” says Aaron Kirman of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate in a statement. “Brought to life by a visionary film producer and a Frank Gehry collaborator, this architectural triumph located in the middle of the desert provides unique intangibles that can only be experienced at the property itself.”
View the listing here.