One-Of-A-Kind 'Invisible' House Hits The Market For $18 Million
A one-of-a-kind 'invisible' house located in the Californian desert is up for sale for $18 million. Inspired by the sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, the home is a 5,500-square-foot mirrored box that reflects the surrounding desert scenery and blends into the landscape. The unique property is currently owned by Chris and Roberta Hanley, a Hollywood production duo behind the movies American Psycho and The Virgin Suicides. The couple partnered with architect Tomas Orsinski, a Frank Gehry collaborator, to design the mirrored house in Joshua Tree, California. Heat-reflecting Solarcool glass gives the home its unique look and keeps the interiors temperate whilst filtering out harmful UV rays. An eco-friendly foam roof and solar-electric system make the house a model of sustainability. The glass walls open on three sides for a novel take on the indoor-outdoor living concept. Inside, a 100-foot heated indoor swimming pool is capped by a 224-square-foot projection wall perfect for screening films. The home’s three large bedrooms each have their own en-suite bathroom with Boffi fixtures. The primary suite is currently equipped with a giant glass bed frame and features a 5-star resort-inspired bath with a soaking tub, floating vanities, and a rain shower. A world-class chef's kitchen sports dual ovens, separate refrigerator and freezer storage, marble surfaces alongside appliancies from the likes of Miele, Sub Zero, and Wolf anchored upon sleek concrete flooring. Sitting on 67 acres of tranquil desert, the home provides seclusion and oneness with nature. The property revealed by TopTenRealEstates.com is held by Aaron Kirman and Matt Adamo of AKG | Christie's International Real Estate.