A California property, widely known for attracting A-list tenants and mixing into its desert surroundings, is in search of a latest owner.
The creators of The Invisible House Joshua Tree are moving on to a different major construction project and need to sell their 5,500-square-foot mansion inspired by the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” for $18 million.
“I just drew a rectangle on paper and said, ‘OK, we’ll construct it,'” said Chris Hanley Wall Street Journal plan to create it with three bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. “I assumed it would just be a monolithic, reflective, ultra-minimal thing.”
Hanley and his wife, Roberta, have lived in the home – whose exterior is made entirely of reflective glass – since they accomplished construction in 2019, but are actually selling it and relocating their energy to the brand new Starburst Container House, also situated in Joshua Tree. The property is listed by Aaron Kirman and Matt Adamo of AKG Christie’s International Real Estate.
In addition to its unique landscape-reflecting façade, the 225-foot “smart” home – which is cantilevered 100 feet above the bottom – also boasts a prefabricated guesthouse, a 100-foot indoor “sunshine” pool, and was Netflix’s “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation” Rentals. Set on 90 acres of land, all furniture is included – and has previously been visited by Lizzo, Diplo, Lil Kim and Demi Lovato, amongst others
“I believe Demi Lovato saw aliens there,” Chris Hanley told The Journal in regards to the pop star’s experiences at home.
The property’s $18 million price tag makes it by far the costliest property in Joshua Tree. But its uniqueness, fame, and the undeniable fact that it’s more likely to be marketed as a liveable piece of art make the dollar amount achievable, added Kirman.
“It’s definitely expensive for Joshua Tree,” he said. “But good artworks fetch higher prices.”