Would you stay in an ‘Invisible House’ in the Mojave Desert?

For a mere $150,000 USD per month you can rent a mirrored box dubbed ‘Invisible House’ floats gently above the delicate landscape of California‘s Mojave Desert.

The facade of reflective glass lends a transforming presence to the project, as it reflects a postcard image of the American Southwest from one perspective, and camouflages into its background from another.


Located along a plot in the Mojave Desert which borders California’s protected Joshua Tree National Park. With respect for the land beneath it, architect Tomas Osinski elevates the house atop a set of concrete piles to minimize its footprint. Thus, the mirrored volume cantilevers lightly above the rocks.

Inside, the dwelling houses three bedrooms and three baths. Once entering the space, guests are greeted with a 100 foot-long swimming pool in the living room with its lofty, eleven-foot ceilings. The interior stretches over one elongated level and offers roughly 6,200 square feet of space. The walls, which are made of heat-reflecting glass, afford spectacular panoramic views of the desert while ensuring the living quarters stay nice and cool.

At the heart of the property, there is an open-plan living area, a dining room and a modern kitchen, along with a giant 100-foot indoor pool. The three en suite bedrooms, meanwhile, sit at either end of the home for added privacy. All of the bedrooms also come with glazed walls and some even open out onto the desert.

Designed by the Hollywood heavyweight and noted architect Tomas Osinski, the minimalist residence offers a suitably glitzy interior fit for A-listers. In fact, a number of famous singers and bands have already leased the Invisible House for creative projects, including Alicia Keys, Demi Lovato, the Chainsmokers and Korn. It has also been rented by producer Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Images by Engel & Völkers Santa Monica via Designboom

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