Homestead Fashionable’s Touchdown Home in Joshua Tree attracts on its desert nationwide park context

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Down a dusty Mojave Desert Highway off 29 Palms Freeway is Homestead Fashionable – a hub for design-centric lodging within the Yucca Valley. Inside it, a dancing native Yucca tree leads the best way to a newly constructed fashionable dwelling in Joshua Tree designed by brothers Fernando Gerscovich and Juan Diego, the duo behind the California-meets-South American way of life model Trade of All Nations – welcome to Touchdown Home.

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Trade of All Nations at Homestead Fashionable

The brothers, who have been architects of their homeland of Buenos Aires, Argentina, earlier than coming to Los Angeles 20 years in the past, have been instantly impressed by the West Coast desert panorama. ‘We noticed the land and have been so impressed with the geography and tranquility,’ mentioned Gerscovich. ‘We may instantly begin imagining a home and knew we needed to construct one thing right here.’

Homestead Modern's Landing House facade in desert

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For his or her first foray into stateside structure, they bought a five-acre plot of land about 5 years in the past with the thought to construct a easy refuge to flee from LA on weekends with family and friends. As a result of rising demand within the excessive desert space for getaways, this shortly was a personal rental represented by Homestead Fashionable.

Homestead Modern's Landing House

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Whereas the house is simply minutes from the principle entrance to the long-lasting Joshua Tree Nationwide Park, this property sits on a chunk of land that’s akin to a private park. ‘We now have our personal rock formations that you could climb and hike with out leaving the grounds,’ mentioned Gerscovich.

Homestead Modern's Landing House living space

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The identify of the house stems from a touchdown pad on the property enshrouded by boulders which is ideal for practising yoga solar salutations whereas overlooking the ethereal panorama. Gerscovich provides: ‘It’s a sculptural wanting circle with a steel edge that was full of compacted desert dust inside a geometrical kind.’

partial exterior of Homestead Modern's Landing House

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Positioned within the district’s oldest neighbourhood, Monument Manor, this enclave, and its residence are recognized to be fiercely protecting of the native nature and surrounding land dotted with the sacred Joshua Bushes. ‘We didn’t usher in any exterior landscaping however have been simply making an attempt to guard and protect the grounds,’ mentioned Gerscovich. ‘The thought was that the encompassing nature within the desert is so stunning and fragile so we needed to construct on the property with out disturbing the panorama.’

Homestead Modern's Landing House terrace with pool and desert view

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In stark distinction to the neighbouring famed ‘Invisible Home,’ which is roofed in mirror panels, the one story, horizontal fashionable wooden Touchdown Home with a camouflaged entrance door entrance, was constructed with Western Pink Cedar (aka The Tree of Life) for the outside and all the inside cedar wall paneling which was deliberately left unfinished. ‘We see this home like a fallen department of  a Joshua Tree, which decays fantastically into floor and isn’t touched or maintained however carrying with the weather.’

Homestead Modern's Landing House bedroom

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The remainder of the house is primarily constructed out of concrete and glass, with ground to ceiling sliding doorways to assist bridge the indoor-outdoor foremost dwelling space and kitchen seamlessly with the non-public courtyard and spherical pool. The inside is full of customized white oak furnishings items designed by the brothers combined with a contact of their South American roots, comparable to alpaca wool blankets from Peru draped over the couch.

timber clad facade of Homestead Modern's Landing House

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Maybe essentially the most distinctive amenity for guests use throughout a keep might be discovered within the open bed room closets holding a sampling of ‘desert outfits,’ comparable to informal trousers and t-shirts constructed from pure natural cotton by Trade of All Nations, which brings the life-style founders’ model full-circle.

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