In the late ’80s, artist Beverly Doolittle and her husband Jay decided they wanted a memorable house on 10 beautiful acres in Joshua Tree. They enlisted architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, who fell in love with the site and Beverly told the Desert Sun,
“He was jumping all over the rocks like a mountain goat. He had been looking for rocks to build on.“
The couple gave him free rein and in ’88 work began on this concrete, steel, glass, and copper house, inserted naturally on the rocky site. It was completed in ’93, but interior designer John Vugrin spent the rest of the millennium tweaking it and the Doolittles didn’t move in until after 2000. They wanted to downsize now and split for Utah. They’ve sold this Bond villain—ready pad for $3 million. Blofeld, are you home?
(Photos, Lance Gerber; via LA Curbed)