The Black Desert House is a minimalist getaway designed by creative director Marc Atlan in collaboration with architecture firm Oller & Pejic and interior design company Moderne Builders. Located just thirty minutes outside of Palm Springs, the incredible landscape boasts the untouched environment of the Mojave Desert. The architecture serves as a contrasting staple in the deserted area that oddly complements its surroundings.
The sleek design of the modern house is the polar opposite of the natural landscape it is embedded in, making for an intriguing cooperation between nature and manmade home. Despite their great differences, the team behind its concept and construction were thoughtful enough to allow the spectacular views of the landscape to beautifully translate within the home through its enormous glass windows and sliding doors.
Indoors, all the basic amenities are available, including three bedrooms and a dining room. Outdoors, there’s a central courtyard, a terraced patio, and a black-tiled pool. The house provides the comfort of a home in the scenic environment of a retreat. The project’s statement reads: “The exceptional quality of silence is unparalleled and the beauty of the dark night sky borders on spiritual. Five minutes from civilization, the site nevertheless gives the sensation of being beyond time.”