If you're looking for a home the Jetsons, the Flintstones and a classy Bond super villain would all approve of, then look no further than this $3 million unusual desert hideaway.
Though it is one of many million-dollar homes organically blending in with the Coachella Valley terrain of Joshua Tree, California, the 10-acre, 4,643-square-foot "Doolittle estate" definitely stands out among the rest thanks to its low concrete, steel, glass and copper profile and general futuristic facade propped under 26 rooflines that fan out like wings.
“It’s the closest thing I’ve been to that is a work of art and composed of many works of art,” said the president of the Palm Springs Modern Committee, Chris Menrad, who co-listed the home for sale with three other agents. “It looks like it’s growing out of its environment, like it grew out, mushroom-like. It doesn’t disturb the land at all. [...] It’s part of the landscape, and it’s its home.”
Even the mansion's designer, renown organic architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, who was given free rein over the property beginning in 1988, immediately fell in love with the site and was found "jumping all over the rocks like a mountain goat" on his very first visit. He finished his work in 1993, and after designer John Vugrin spent several years making "tweaks," the couple finally moved in to their new home in the early 2000s.
But just over a decade later, they're ready to downsize and have already left for Utah, giving us a special sneak peek of exactly what they'll be leaving behind.
H/T to Curbed for bringing this impressive desert estate to our attention.
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