Whether you are an influencer or a shutterbug, getting clicked in front of Joshua Tree’s Monument House is surely on your to-do list. The famed Monument House is instagramable for two reasons, the first being the surreal location where it is based, and the second reason being the cult status of the three multicolored monolithic structures have developed over 30 years. So, why I am bringing this up today when the Monument House was constructed in the early ‘90s? Because it’s rentable now.
Magazines are going gaga over it and so am I. Imagine spending a night inside the neo-primitive structure that you were once photo bombing (because it’s a beauty) and sharing on social media. Now you are officially getting a chance to live inside it and if this doesn’t intrigue you to pack your bags and book your flight to California’s Joshua Tree National Park, I don’t know what will. The whole point I am trying to make here is that you dare not miss out the chance to book your stay.
Those who are not familiar with what’s the hassle about, let me edify your intellect. Thank me in the comments probably! The story goes back to early ‘90s when Southern California-based architect Josh Schweitzer built a house as a vacation home for friends and family. Who builds a home in the mid-desert? Well, he did, for whatever reason. Standing tall in a barren land, three multicolored monolithic structures slowly became the epitome of radical architecture.
Architecture nerds relate the structure to Frank Lloyd Wright’s nearby Institute of Mentalphysics. However, the major highlight of the independent monolithic structure is its angular pavilions featuring trapezoidal openings. Shattering the monochromatic myth of the desert, the architecture induced his flavor of design to the party. As a result of which, the interior of the house evokes shades of cactus, boulders, and blue sky.
Red, pale green, and blue in color, these modernist homes now feature a spacious master bedroom, a large living room, and a bathroom with a vanity and walk-in shower. The views are endless and you can even gaze at the flora, fauna, and boulders. There is a private backyard added specifically for visitors to enjoy and relax under the starry night. Additionally, there is a fire pit and hot tub and a gazebo with an outdoor dining area to elevate your fun.
Recently open to the public, the home can be rented for a minimum of two nights through the Homestead Modern hospitality brand.