Joshua Tree Reach House is a 2,300 square foot, 3 bedroom, 3 bath custom modern residence located in Joshua Tree, California.
The ‘reach’ concept was derived from several regional site-specific features. The scenic landscape, dramatic night sky and incredible views make Joshua Tree a unique place. Our task was to create a home that fully integrated with these elements.
The open 5 acre terrain naturally allowed the structure to comfortably stretch in all directions. Wall planes reach horizontally to connect with the desert landscape and block prevailing winds. Vertical planes reach through roof openings to expose the sky to spaces below. Distant views are reached through walls of glass.
Utilities were not readily available due to the site’s remote location. The only option was to reach into the earth for well water and up to the sun for solar energy. These sustainable resources provide the building the basic necessities to be its own self-supporting entity.