Offering superb overviews of the Joshua Tree National Park in California, the Black Desert House is designed by the creative director Marc Atlan and the Oller & Pejic architectural practice as a desert retreat integrating into the natural landscape through a low profile exterior.
The house centers on the courtyard so that the kitchen and the dining areas are the focal points of the interior with a stairway leading you into the sunken living room which offers views of the surroundings through glass panels.
The project has black walls, midnight quarts, dark steel and high-gloss anthracite which create the backdrop for the colors making the ambiance dark but very elegant. There are three bedrooms toward the south-east side and they open onto the swimming pool and the adjoining patio with a boulder formation.
During nighttime, the rocks are illuminated from below creating a serene and peaceful ambiance in which the inhabitants can feel completely disconnected from the city life.