Joshua Tree National Park is an evocative place. At least that is what I make of it through images; I have not been there and will have to remedy that at some point.
Then Jay and Bev Doolittle got an idea in the 1980s and Jay wrote to Kendrick Bangs Kellogg:
“Dear Mr. Kellogg,
My wife and I recently purchased a very interesting, though unconventional, building site in the California desert. …”
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And so began the long process that produced 5000-square-foot High Desert House, which I venture to guess Gaudí would approve, and he is my benchmark for architecture and interiors that hark the organic, him and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, latter for modernity fitting the landscape. The High Desert House changed hands since Doolittles, and has been preserved as art. I cannot argue, it is status it well deserves. “Alien spaceship or a giant armadillo” outer structure fits the neighborhood and its colors, and encases custom everything. Surreal, yet comforting looking interior appears conducive to creative musings and work, or just plain good old fashioned lounging, without being disconnected from the outside. That is good for the mind, body and soul.