Joshua Tree Boulder House By Garret Carlson
Joshua Tree Boulder House was designed by Garett Carlson. This House proves imagination is still alive and well. Every inch of this 1700 square foot, 2-bed / 2-bath home is intentional, and every design element is deliberate. This magical creation sits on 2.5 acres in Joshua Tree, California. Having studied architecture as well as landscape architecture, designing a house has been a long-held ambition for Garett Carlson. His concept for the Boulder House came from ‘imagining what the house would look like if it emerged from the ground.’ The house is at one with the land in such a way that it is almost invisible as you approach it.
The house was built with sustainability in mind, using an intriguing palette of metal, wood, concrete and glass to create a peaceful modern living space where traditional boundaries are dismissed. Ten-foot high, custom-made floor-to-ceiling pocket glass doors open to create a 40 feet wide expanse that connects the living area to the landscape. A fire pit to one side of the patio, and a water feature on the other side are both set within boulders to further enhance the experience. This is indoor/outdoor living at its best.