Rock Reach House Is the Perfect Prefab Joshua Tree Getaway

An all-steel homage to the area's mining and modernist heritage

Rock Reach House Is the Perfect Prefab Joshua Tree Getaway

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Palm Springs can feel like a place forgotten in time. The combination of Mid-Centry modern masterpieces, more sunshine than anyone could ask for, and so little vegetation, there's rarely any indication of what season is it, or even what year. For many though, the desert oasis feels a bit too manufactured, whereas the neighboring community of Joshua Tree offers the exact opposite—completely raw and natural. Here in Yucca Valley, nestled up against Joshua Tree National Park, exists a pre-fab homage to the surrounding desert’s famous architecture and mining heritage.

Built as the first prototype of Blue Sky Building Systems using an innovative proprietary light-gauge steel frame system, Rock Reach House is really quite special.

The modernist steel structure is clad in rust covered corrugated steel and suspended above the ground by steel pillars to meet earthquake requirements, and as to not disturb the local landscape (a seasonal stream runs beneath it). The region’s legendary stacked rocks, juniper, pinón, and cacti are strewn about the 2.5 acre property, making for a dramatic view in any direction.

For good measure, there’s a hot tub out back too. And lucky for you, owner and Blue Sky founder Dave McAdam offers this beauty up for short term rentals. So, start saving those dollars and vacation days.

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Published 06-15-2016

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