The desert can be a magical place, full of blazing heat that slowly softens each evening into picture-perfect light and star-filled skies. Sometimes we dream of buying a retreat like this cute two-bedroom, one-bath home. Located in Joshua Tree, California, the modestly-sized house was recently remodeled down to the studs to create a dreamy oasis.
The 1957 cabin was recreated with designer sensibilities in mind. The 739-square-foot home had sat in disrepair for 60 years, left with large holes in the exterior and subjected to the harsh climate. Now, the light-filled interiors feature an open-concept living area with large windows and a central dining table with a banquette that can eat up to ten.
The kitchen boasts dark green cabinets, a quartzite counter, and open shelving. The bathroom has a soaking tub in front of a large window to take in the mountain views. And outside there’s a patio, fire pit, built-in barbecue, an outdoor shower, picnic area, and hammocks. Taken together, it’s a home ready for Instagram, cocktails on the patio, and long desert nights.
Love what you see? 1674 Mason Dixon Road is on the market now for $389,900.