This midcentury ranch home sits on top of a hill, thus minimizing the view of structural roof items that would normally be visible. A large expanse of grass is broken up by large stones as well as a walkway made from large stone slabs.
You'll want to peek inside this desert gem, a vacation home just outside the Joshua Tree National Park. The designer used the surrounding landscape as her aesthetic inspiration, resulting in spaces just as open, simple and beautiful as the location.
A mixture of materials gives the exterior of this midcentury-modern home visual interest and appeal. Frosted glass offers light and privacy for the home office, while rich brown siding creates a compelling sense of warmth.
To connect the rooms visually and literally to the backyard, the back walls are almost entirely glass. Doors can open—or in some cases slide back—to join the indoors with screened porches, patios and the pool and hot tub.
The home’s curb appeal was updated by installing a new entry door and sidelights; new windows, including an enlarged opening for the second-floor living room; new fiber cement siding for the upper level; and a new garage door.
A new walkway was added to the street instead of having to come up the driveway. Heavy trim around the entry, garage door and new living room windows helped balance the façade.
Sharp lines and smooth wood siding make up the exterior of this midcentury modern home. A variety of planted shrubs and ornamental grass creates a textural display and adds natural color to the entryway. A gravel walkway curves up to the wood framed, glass front door.