House listed in California blends with its desert surroundings



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An impressive house has hit the real estate market in Palm Springs, California, for $5.75 million. The thing is, you may have to squint to see it.

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The Woods House was built in 2021 and has a deep connection with its desert surroundings, the listing on says.

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“Surrounded by boulders and spanning a natural arroyo, the home is lifted above existing site features, yet still retains a powerful connection to the earth,” the listing says. “The architecture emphasizing horizontal lines, natural materials, and visual and physical linkages between indoors and out celebrates and elevates the tenets of desert modernism.”

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The 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom house, designed by Brett Woods and Joseph Dangaran of the architecture firm Woods + Dangaran, was featured in Architectural Digest in January.

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“We always refer to this as the anti–Palm Springs house, which we say with love,” Woods told the magazine. “The midcentury-modern movement is so revered here, so crucial to the cultural identity of the city, that it becomes the defining feature of what people think Palm Springs was, is, and always should be.

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“This house is less about being in Palm Springs than it is about the specific context of the hillside and the boulders. We wanted to explore that relationship without reference to the Rat Pack or pink flamingos.”

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On the outside, the walls seem to almost camouflage with the surroundings thanks to the home’s “earth-tone plaster and textured concrete masonry units” that “tie the slab-on-grade structure to the site,” the listing describes.

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Features inside the 3,310-square-foot home include:

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  • Floor-to-ceiling windows

  • Glass-enclosed bridge

  • Sliding glass doors

  • Central atrium

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There is also a deck, swimming pool, spa, fireplace and lounge on the property.

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