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.