The Black Desert House by Marc Atlan | Residential Design
The Black Desert House was created by Marc Atlan Design and Oller & Pejic Architects for the main purpose of renting out, whether for photo shoots, videos, or filming yet being totally livable with 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room and carport. The space also provides privacy for those filming in the area. The house enjoys breathtaking views and is only a 30 minute drive from Palm Springs.
The “Black Desert House” is a unique minimalist hideaway. Soaring panes of glass frame 70 miles of unspoiled Mojave Desert landscape; an ever-changing panorama of shade, color and light as the sun shifts westward. Articulated around a central courtyard, the 3-bedroom sleeping area opens onto the skewed rectangle of a deep, black-tiled pool. The surrounding terraced patio is sheltered between the house and the towering boulder formation which, after dark, is strikingly illuminated from below.
The architecture spirals down to the level of the kitchen and dining room, for all intents and purposes the central cockpit of the house, and then descends via deeply tiered steps into the vast sunken living room. Black walls, midnight quartz, high-gloss anthracite and darkened steel form the backdrop for sporadic bursts of color.
The atmosphere is otherworldly & serene and — though only 30 minutes from Palm Springs — its location in Yucca Valley, at an elevation of 4,000 feet, enjoys a unique combination of mild but seasonable weather. The exceptional quality of silence is unparalleled and the beauty of the dark night sky borders on spiritual. Five minutes from civilization, the site nevertheless gives the sensation of being beyond time.
– 1,380 Sq. ft. Pool & Lounging Area
– 740 Sq. ft. Dining Patio
– 630 Sq. ft. Inner Patio
– 530 Sq. ft. Carport