Grab This Cozy, Updated Midcentury Getaway in Joshua Tree For $379K

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
The perfect mix of midcentury minimalism, brilliant lighting, and sweeping desert views makes this Joshua Tree home a special find.

Originally built in 1961, this fully renovated midcentury desert home near downtown Joshua Tree, California has national park and valley views—plus loads of style and flair. Surrounded by native landscaping, the 1,307-square-foot house is defined by a simple, yet distinctive brise-soleil which shades the patio and a portion of the living space from the strong desert sun. 

The simple, L-shaped design packs a whole lot into 1,307 square feet of space. 

The simple, L-shaped design packs a whole lot into 1,307 square feet of space. 

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A simple, yet distinctive brise-soleil shades the patio and part of the living space from the strong desert sun. 

A simple, yet distinctive brise-soleil shades the patio and part of the living space from the strong desert sun. 

Inside, the open-plan living space boasts a cozy living room with a wood-burning fireplace that overlooks the patio and the desert beyond. A compact dining nook leads to the home's minimalist and efficient updated kitchen, which features custom walnut cabinetry and quartz countertops. 

There are two bedrooms, one bath, and around the back, a one-room "guest pod" could serve as an additional bedroom or a writing/art studio. And, just in case your parents or best friends want to move in next door: The adjacent lot is also available for purchase.

The cozy wood-burning fireplace warms the home when the desert nights turn cold. A rectangular cutout provides a built-in spot to store wood.

The cozy wood-burning fireplace warms the home when the desert nights turn cold. A rectangular cutout provides a built-in spot to store wood.

A built-in writing desk overlooks serene desert views. 

A built-in writing desk overlooks serene desert views. 

The living room has full-height sliding glass doors leading out to the patio. 

The living room has full-height sliding glass doors leading out to the patio. 

The desert vibe is strong throughout the home.

The desert vibe is strong throughout the home.

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The dining nook lies just off the kitchen. 

The dining nook lies just off the kitchen. 

The updated kitchen features custom walnut cabinetry and quartz countertops.

The updated kitchen features custom walnut cabinetry and quartz countertops.

High-end appliances feature throughout the home.

High-end appliances feature throughout the home.

The master bedroom has sliding doors that lead outside. 

The master bedroom has sliding doors that lead outside. 

The master bedroom features a textured wall and a long, rectangular window.

The master bedroom features a textured wall and a long, rectangular window.

The bathroom features radiant heating to keep you warm on the cooler winter days. 

The bathroom features radiant heating to keep you warm on the cooler winter days. 

The "guest pod" could be used as an additional bedroom, or a writing/art studio.

The "guest pod" could be used as an additional bedroom, or a writing/art studio.

The patio just off the living room.

The patio just off the living room.

A look at the backyard. 

A look at the backyard. 

61494 Adobe Drive is listed for $379,000 by Chris Menrad of  TTK Represents.

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