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Adorable desert getaway asks $285K in Joshua Tree

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A petite retreat with style to spare

An exterior view of a white modestly sized home in the desert. On the side of the building is a white snake painted over an orange and red background, while on the front there are two roll up garage doors and a patio. Marisa Vitale for Sotheby’s International Realty

The perfect home to get away from it all can come in a range of architectural styles: a stone cabin in the woods, a charming lakeside oasis, a glassy house perched on a Big Sur cliff. And then there’s the desert, where homes like this three-bedroom, two-bath take advantage of expansive views and magical desert light.

Located in Joshua Tree, just 25 minutes north of Joshua Tree National Park, the modestly sized 1,116-square-foot house has served as a refuge for artist Lindsay Hollinger. The home features a slithering snake in red and orange painted on one side of the building with roll-up garage doors on the other.

Inside, the 1958 home has been renovated with fresh white walls and original light wood floors that take advantage of the listing’s abundant natural light. A stone accent wall and wood stove add coziness to the living room, while the kitchen features butcher block counters, a black sink basin, white appliances, a bold cobalt and white star tile, and a built-in breakfast nook.

You can roll up the garage doors in the master bedroom and watch the sunrise from bed, and other perks include a hot tub, sun deck, and covered patio. The listing has a proven record as an Airbnb and is offered fully furnished. Dreaming of your own desert getaway? 68816 Gemini Road is on the market for $285,000.

A living room features a burnt red velvet couch with yellow and orange pillows, a white rug and coffee table, and an arm chair and side table.
With a proven record as an Airbnb, the home is also offered fully furnished.
Marisa Vitale for Sotheby’s International Realty
The other side of the living room features a stone accent wall with wood burning stove in the corner, and a wall with hooks and wooden cubbies on the floor for storage.
The renovated home kept the original wood floors and wooden stove, but added a fresh coat of white paint to brighten things up.
Marisa Vitale for Sotheby’s International Realty
A small kitchen features white cabinets with butcher block countertops, a blue backsplash tile, and open shelving.
The renovated kitchen opted for white appliances, a cobalt and white star tile, open shelving, and butcher block counters.
Marisa Vitale for Sotheby’s International Realty
At the edge of the kitchen is a built-in breakfast book with a white circular table and two white chairs. Along the wall is a built-in bench with pillows.
A small breakfast nook sits just off of the kitchen.
Marisa Vitale for Sotheby’s International Realty
A bedroom features a white bed with blanket on the left. The bed looks out onto two rolling garage doors that have breezy white curtains on either side.
The master bedroom looks out onto the desert through two roll-up garage doors.
Marisa Vitale for Sotheby’s International Realty
A bathroom has a black and white rug, white cabinets, butcher block counter tops, and white sink with circular mirror. Marisa Vitale for Sotheby’s International Realty
A white and cream bedspread sits on a wooden bed. There are light wood floors, white walls, and small bedside tables on either side of the bed. Marisa Vitale for Sotheby’s International Realty
A covered patio at sunset. There is a wooden dining set on the patio.
The covered patio offers a place to dine and entertain, just off of the main living room.
Dominick Rich for Sotheby’s International Realty