Black Desert House by Marc Atlan and Oller & Pejic

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jan 2014 2:12 pm | Homes

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.

 

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