Located in Yucca Valley, California, the Black Desert House was designed by Oller & Pejic Architecture. With a location tucked away in the desert, the inhabitants of this unusual crib are miles away from the urban racket, in an environment that ensures tranquility and serenity.
The challenge is how to build a house on a sublime and pristine site. The dark color of the house interior adds to the primordial cave-like feeling. Maximizing the views and ensuring a high level of privacy were the main goals when developing this unique building. During the day, the interior of the house recedes and the views are more pronounced. At night the house completely dematerializes and the muted lighting and stars outside blend to form an infinite backdrop for contemplation.
The house is located on a precipice with large glass windows and sliding doors to capture almost 360 degree views to the horizon and a large boulder blocking views back to the road. Outdoors, there’s a central courtyard, a terraced patio, and a black-tiled pool.