From certain angles, this landmark Joshua Tree house completely disappears into its high desert surroundings thanks to its mirrored glass-wrapped exterior.
From other viewpoints, the mirage-like California property acts as a mirror, reflecting surrounding rocks, cacti and evening skies. The ‘horizontal skyscraper’ was designed in 2019 by American Psycho film producer Chris Hanley in collaboration with architect and Frank Gehry collaborator Tomas Osinski.
Invisible House has a linear, mostly open layout with cinematic views of terracotta-coloured terrain and big skies High, corrugated steel ceilings crown living spaces, which include a clear glass master bedroom and a 30-metre-long solar-heated pool adjoining living areas. Full-length doors slide open to the Mojave Desert heat.
The three-bedroom home sits on 90-acre grounds adjoining the protected Joshua Tree National Park and is for rent for $150,000 per month with Engel & Volkers Santa Monica. Its high-tech design, set on the side of a scenic rock formation, has heat-reflective mirrored glass panelling and is partly propped up on concrete piles, lessening its contact with the ground.