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The second season of the Netflix series “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals” featured some incredible properties, but the Invisible House was a definite standout. Hosts Joanna Franco, Megan Batoon, and Luis D. Ortiz were blown away as were many of us who watched.
Featured in the first episode, “Super Modern Stays,” as the “unique” selection, the word just doesn’t seem enough to truly describe how remarkable this place is. The 22-skyscraper lays on its side floating like a mirrored mirage in the desert.
Franco remarked that it was “one of those places that reshaped how I looked at architecture,” adding, “It made me rethink the phrase ‘seeing is believing,’ because the point here is to not see it at all.”
As a big nature lover she appreciated that while it stuck to the episode’s theme of modern masterpieces, it also provided access to the desert right out the door.
It sits on a 90-acre property and includes its own mountain while sharing a half-mile border along Joshua Tree National Park. It’s a great base for those who want to hike the miles and miles of trails that wind through gigantic boulders, unique rock formations like “Skull Rock,” which looks just like a skull, and all sorts of desert plants, including Joshua trees.
By opening the wall of sliding floor-to-ceiling glass doors, you’ll become one with the desert. But no matter where you are in this house, the views are jaw-dropping.
But the highlight that all the hosts fell head over heels for? The 100-foot-long, solar-heated, indoor pool.
Franco exclaimed, “And don’t get me started about that pool!”
The trio didn’t miss the chance to enjoy it.
The home was crafted using the most advanced technologies and materials, resulting in a place that’s visually mesmerizing and cutting-edge, yet it’s also eco-friendly, with a carbon footprint of near-zero.
It was designed by film producer Chris Hanley, and Frank Gehry-collaborator Tomas Osinski. Ever since it was constructed, melting into the surroundings, this vast, minimalist retreat has been featured in a long list of prominent lifestyle and design publications, including Architectural Digest, People, Maxim, Departures, and Washington Post.
All rooms are impressive from the open-plan kitchen with gleaming white and marble, twin ovens, and an oversized island along with a 13′ dining table for formal dining. There’s a huge 86″ 4KTV with Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming options. You’ll even find an invisible Dan Armstrong electric guitar and amp for guest use.
Plus, you’ll sleep like royalty here, with three ultra-spacious, luxurious suites with king-size beds. All beds include Frette linens and Tempur-Pedic mattresses. They’re made of pure marble and the bed frame in the master suite is made up of solid glass. The master suite also includes a free-standing Boffi SWIM tub.
Each guest room also has remote-controlled blackout shades although it’s worth waking early to catch a desert sunrise.
At the end of every day, you can look forward to some of the world’s best stargazing which often includes the Milky Way. In fact, the Arteflame barbeque grill/griddle transforms into a fire pit to gather around beneath the night’s sky.
The multicolored controllable LED lighting makes it even more impressive and you can customize both the house and pool to your own favorite colors.
If you’d like to experience what may be a once-in-a-lifetime stay, Invisible House Joshua Tree can be booked via Airbnb.