Move Into This Cheery, Butterfly-Roofed Cabin in Joshua Tree for $650K

Move Into This Cheery, Butterfly-Roofed Cabin in Joshua Tree for $650K

By Kathryn M.
Like what you see? Casa Mariposa can even come fully furnished.

Occupying a half-acre lot in the heart of Joshua Tree, California, the 880-square-foot Casa Mariposa was built in 2020 but channels midcentury flair with its butterfly roof and textured wood cladding. Attached to the rear of the structure is an 800-square-foot carport and pergola, which offer a phenomenal view of the coveted bouldering area, Coyote Hole.

A paved driveway leads up to Casa Mariposa’s covered carport, whose butterfly roof echoes that of the residence.

The large pergola offers a peaceful spot for al fresco dining, as well as observing desert sunsets.

Inside, the two-bed, two-bath home features an open layout that merges the main living areas. Tall, slender windows nestled side by side usher in plentiful natural light, which effortlessly filters throughout the interior. Floor-to-ceiling shelving in the living room provides ample storage for books and memorabilia, contrasting with the surrounding white walls.

Tall windows in the living room flood the space with warm, natural light. Hardwood floors laid in a herringbone pattern run throughout the home’s 880-square-foot interior.

Graphic wallpaper punches up the kitchen, where pink tiles form the backsplash and kitchen island.

Steps away from the living room is the open kitchen, anchored by a long marble-topped island. With all-new appliances—including a retro fridge—the room features a playful, pink-tile backsplash that complements the patterned wallpaper and overhead pendant lighting.

A cozy table for two awaits near the home’s main entrance, set directly across from the kitchen.

Designer wallpaper continues into the hallway and baths. The two bedrooms are situated on the rear of the residence, offering tranquil corners in which to unwind and relax. Keep scrolling to see more of the home, currently listed for $650,000. 

One of the home’s two bedrooms is located off the kitchen.

Casa Mariposa is also offered with the option to purchase the structure fully furnished, allowing it to be a turn-key ready home or short-term rental property.

A closer look at the bedroom, which also features a connected bathroom.

Designer tile work covers the walls and floor in the bathroom, enhancing the modern decor.

Another angle of the bathroom, sandwiched between the kitchen and bedroom.

Exterior lighting wraps around the cabin, accentuating the midcentury-inspired butterfly roof. 

7471 Elwood Street, in Joshua Tree, California, is currently listed for $650,000 by Jo Viramontes of Joshua Tree Realty.

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