Look inside the Joshua Tree Invisible House, on sale for $18 million

Tour the $18 million Invisible House for sale in Joshua Tree, California

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One of Airbnb’s most wish-listed homes in 2023 is on the marketplace.

The Joshua Tree, California- house is for sale at an asking cost of $18 million, making it the most pricey house to ever strike the marketplace in the town situated about 2 hours southeast of Los Angeles in San BernardinoCounty

The record-breaking listing is called the Invisible House called for its mirror-clad exterior which shows the desert environments and can successfully vanish into the rocky landscape.

The Invisible House’s mirror-clad exterior develops the impression of the house vanishing into the desert landscape.

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The modern-day glass architecture is located on 67.5 acres simply actions far from the Joshua Tree NationalPark The home covers practically 5,500 square feet with 3 bed rooms, 4 baths and a 100- foot indoor swimming pool, according to the sale listing.

“This is one of the coolest houses in the world,” stated co-listing representative Aaron Kirman, CEO of AKG Christie’s International Real Estate.

Kirman informed CNBC the $18 million listing is everything about show-stopping modern-day architecture and the impression developed by the 10,500 square feet of wrap-around mirrored glass on the house’s outside.

The house was created by movie manufacturer and existing owner, Chris Hanley, and Frank Gehry- partner, designer TomasOsinski The glass-and-steel structure is 225 feet long, 25 feet large and 21 feet high.

Inside, there are smooth concrete floorings and steel beams that criss-cross 12- foot ceilings. Those walls of mirrored-glass on the house’s outside are transparent from the within and they provide breathtaking views of a rock-filled landscape. The house’s west-facing wall of glass can move available to expose a symphony of stones, twisted brush and stoic trees.

The minimalist style surrounding the 100- foot indoor swimming pool makes a swim throughout the living-room to among the bed rooms much more extravagant.

A view of the indoor swimming pool and the breathtaking views framed by floor-to-ceiling panels of glass.

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Finding real-estate compensations for such special architecture situated in a remote desert town with a population of simply thousands, is difficult, according to Kirman.

“So let’s just be clear, there are no comps. We are not comping this house based on Joshua Tree,” he stated.

According to co-listing representative Matt Adamo, the greatest cost ever attained for a house in Joshua Tree was $3.5 million. So a sale anywhere near the Invisible House’s asking cost would shatter the regional record.

The closest compensations, Kirman stated, are houses by developed Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Rudolph Schindler– “some of the great architects from the past.”

The Invisible House’s mirrored exterior showing the desert dawn.

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The Invisible House’s $18 million cost totals up to practically $3,300 per square foot, which puts the Joshua Tree home above a few of the most costly listings in Los Angeles– on a per-square-foot basis– where the top 10% of all single household houses that offered throughout the very first quarter balanced simply under $2,400 a square foot, according to the Elliman Report.

And even prior to a possible sale, the modern-day desert house, which has its own Instagram account and boasts about 35,000 fans, is currently a money-maker.

The house is regularly leased to visitors on Airbnb and for production shoots.

“In 2021, this house generated over $1.4 million in total revenue,” Adamo informed CNBC, including about 15% of that originated from production.

The Invisible House in Joshua Tree, California is a mirrored 22- story horizontal high-rise building. Recently the special home was noted for sale for $18 million.


The house’s Airbnb listing begins leasings at $2,500 a night and consists of a little visitor home on the home. Adamo stated the rate for production is even greater, with previous leasings making $1,000 an hour or as much as $12,000 for a complete day.

Between those 2 rental opportunities, the brokers informed CNBC the house has actually hosted many significant visitors consisting of artists and stars like Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Lizzo, Diplo and The Weeknd, in addition to a long list of social networks influencers.

“When you do the math, you’re buying significant architecture, uniqueness, grounds, plus the ability to make money on all of that,” Kirman stated.

In the 4 months because the house has actually struck the marketplace, it hasn’t seen any takers, however both representatives are positive the record-breaking asking cost will provide the greatest priced sale Joshua Tree has actually ever seen.

“I feel like $18 million is 100% the right price,” stated Kirman.

“Don’t look at this as a house. It’s a piece of art, and look at what art sells for.”

Here’s a take a look around the Invisible House:

Giant wind-worn stones rest at the house’s entryway. Once inside visitors are welcomed by a remarkable 100- foot indoor swimming pool.

The house’s west-facing glass wall slides available to the desert landscape.

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Off the swimming pool location and at the center of the kitchen area is an extra-large island with high-end cabinets crafted in Italy by Boffi.

The smooth kitchen area consists of a marble-clad island with Italian- created lower cabinets, however no overhead cabinets that would block the breathtaking views.

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The house’s 2 visitor spaces include king-sized beds raised on platforms of black and white striped marble that are developed into the wall.

A visitor bed room with an integrated marble platform and king-sized bed.

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Two caissons raise the house’s main bed room high above the desert flooring and provide remarkable breathtaking views from a king-sized bed that rests on a platform built totally of glass.

Listing representative Aaron Kirman (L) and CNBC’s Ray Parisi talk about the caissons that raise the Invisible House’s main bed room above the desert flooring.


The main bed room’s open layout consists of a stainless-steel shower and king-sized bed that rests on an all glass platform.

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The space’s open design consists of an extra-large soaking tub, drifting double sinks and a stainless-steel shower with a glass wall that frames a stunning view.

The main bed room’s soaking tub and drifting sinks.

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The glass-encased shower in among the house’s visitor bed rooms.

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The minimalist restrooms include showers outfitted in stainless-steel.

The visitor bed room’s minimalist ensuite bath consists of cement floorings and a stainless-steel shower.

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The roofing system of the off-the-grid estate is lined with 92 photovoltaic panels that keep energy in 3 Tesla batteries.

The roof of the Invisible House is geared up with a range of photovoltaic panels that provide the house with electrical power, heat and warm water.


Steps far from the primary home is a one-bedroom, pre-fab visitor home with its own kitchen area and bath, bringing the estate’s overall space count to 4 bed rooms and 5 baths.

The Invisible House in the range and its one-bedroom visitor home in the foreground.