Desert Utopia
With this elegant steel prototype, Marmol Radziner and Associates launch a new prefab venture with the goal of bringing their...
A Picturesque Desert Prefab
Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an asymmetrical...
Operation Desert Shed
Architect Lloyd Russell’s design for this desert getaway passively mitigates the elements with a utilitarian solution, turning a...
9 Modern Prefabs in the Desert
The barren beauty of a desert landscape can be a source of inspiration for off-the-grid prefab living.
John Lautner's Desert Rose
Two Los Angeles designers resuscitate a down-at-the-heel John Lautner building—and give architecture fans a chance to spend the...
Small “Hybrid Prefab” Home in the Desert
The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park.
A Sculptural Desert Escape Inspired by a Shadow
This dark Yucca Valley home tricks the eye through clever use of light and shadow.
5 Hot Tips to Remember When Planning Your Desert Prefab
Building a successful home in the desert means being conscious of the region's elements and understanding both the challenges and...
A Desert Prefab Hits the Jackpot in Sin City
An art-filled retreat fits right into the landscape.
A Sculptural Holiday Home is Shaped by the Peruvian Desert
Designed with locally sourced stone and red-tinted cement, this coastal retreat effortlessly blends into its surrounding...
Vacation Home in the California Desert is a Modernist Oasis
A Canadian family’s getaway in the California desert.
Our Favorite Outdoor Products for a Desert Home
From a powder-coated milled steel fire bowl to Japanese sconce, these products will look great beside the desert landscape.
A Rookie Designer and Her Builder Father Create an Artist’s Sculptural Loft in the Desert
A rookie designer, a veteran builder, and an artist eschew the traditional and join forces to create a singular residence in...
The Parabolic Glass House in Northern California Is One Architect’s Utopia in the Redwoods
In the ’60s, using only materials found on their 400-acre plot of forest in Mendocino County, Charles Bello and his wife built a...
A Breakthrough Renovation Turns a Brick Home Into a Desert Oasis
A design dream team connects a 1980s dwelling to its spectacular site in Paradise Valley,...
This Minimalist, Solar-Powered Home Is a True Desert Oasis
Designed to amplify connections with the desert, a low-lying courtyard house nestles into the landscape.
A Desert Charmer With Airbnb Clout Is Up for Sale at $899K
After buying a decrepit property in the peaceful California desert, designer Kelly Kai turned it into a chic destination rental.
Offered at $674K, This Hybrid Prefab Is in Tune With the Californian Desert
In the high desert landscape of Yucca Valley, California, the rectilinear Graham Residence cuts a striking figure against the...
A Stale Desert Midcentury Gets a Punched-Up Personality
In Rancho Mirage, California, a tired 1960s house is completely transformed with new features and materials that blend midcentury...
Take in Panoramic Desert Views in This Off-Grid Cabin
An entrepreneur-turned-DIY builder expands his eco-friendly Yucca Valley property with this translucent desert structure.
This House Doesn't Hold Back and Embraces the Desert
At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape.
Escape to a John Lautner Micro-Resort in the Californian Desert
Stay in a midcentury modern hotel built and inspired by the iconic style of American architect John Lautner.
Drop Your Bags in This Designer Desert Cabin for $299K
Turnkey ready, the revamped house near Joshua Tree comes with 2.5 acres of complete solitude.
An Indoor/Outdoor Prefab Blooms in the Palm Springs Desert
While Joel Turkel has built prefab homes all over North America and beyond, he hasn’t had the chance to live in one of his own...
These 7 Homes in the Southwest Show How to Design For the Desert
These homes make living in the heat of the desert look easy, breezy, and cool.
A Sustainable, Modern Home Frames a Prickly Desert Landscape
Conceived as an extension of the Arizona landscape, this eco-friendly, modern house approaches near net-zero energy consumption.
An Old Horse Barn Is Repurposed as a Chic Desert Guesthouse
Former horse stalls now serve as concrete room dividers in this modernist guest home in Phoenix, Arizona.
A Darling Midcentury Looker in Palm Desert Lists for $600K
A revamped post-and-beam interior rolls out to meet the sparkling backyard pool.
Utahan Utopia
A Slovenian architect’s “wooden tent” design pushes the conversation on nature-respecting modern mountain architecture and...
Channel Desert Minimalism With These Moroccan-Inspired Rugs and Pillows
Your hunt for the perfect neutral rug is over—Lulu & Georgia’s new collaboration with Sarah Sherman Samuel offers beautiful...
A Film Producer’s Desert Retreat Is a Starburst of Shipping Containers
A previously unrealized design by Whitaker Studio will become a vacation home in Joshua Tree, each shipping container...
This Desert Escape With Pool and Gym in Scottsdale Asks $4.2M
This home channels indoor/outdoor living with a myriad of amenities.
A Desert Sanctuary in Scottsdale Lists for the First Time for $6.9M
With a home theater, outdoor kitchen, and wine cellar, this residence is suited for hosting a fete or relaxing in the...
A Sprawling High-Desert Estate in Washington Asks $1.4M
This property offers endless possibilities with three bodies of water, rolling hills, pastures, and ideal growing conditions for...
High Desert House in Joshua Tree Is an Otherworldly Architectural Icon
A couple’s handwritten note to renowned architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg results in an iconic Leviathan of a home in the...
A Darling Desert Escape Seeks $445K Near Joshua Tree
Once a homestead cabin with no bedroom or bath, this revamped retreat now has all the essentials—plus a whole lot of charm.

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