Gallery: Joshua Tree Boulder House is a Study in Stone and Steel

 
Blending in swimmingly with its surroundings, this shimmering home in San Bernadino, CA is an amalgam of natural rock, concrete and patinaed corrugated steel. Named the Joshua Tree Boulder House, both because of its location on the edge of the national park and its appearance, the house has faux boulder walls that pay homage to its environment while also keeping the living area shaded and cool. And if the naturally daylit interior doesn't sell you, maybe the great room's ability to turn into an indoor/outdoor space (via a wall of retracting windows) will. And if you're still not sold, did we mention the charming green roof?

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  1. The Pierre: Breathtakin... November 18, 2010 at 11:18 am

    […] inset structures where walls are put up and the surrounding material is never seen, the natural stone makes appearances throughout the house, adding, not subtracting from its aesthetic appeal. The […]

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