Desert Gold

Death Valley, California
Architect Peter Strzebniok Responds to Death Valley's Mind-Blowing Beauty

It takes an adventurous spirit to coexist with the stark extremes of the desert, and this location is as mythical and mind-blowing in its vast, austere beauty as this house is vibrant and lively. We love the dramatic modular silhouette against the landscape and the bright, cheerful interiors that invite the horizon in. Come, and enjoy the middle of nowhere in style.

Located over a hundred miles north of Las Vegas on an 80-acre site in the desert, this home is surrounded by vast expanses of dramatic remote landscape framed by mountains to the north and Death Valley to the west.

Set in splendid isolation, the home was commissioned by the owners and desert aficionados as a unique retreat and was inspired by their first trip to Zabriskie Point. Designed by German architect Peter Strzebniok (nottoscale, San Francisco), the partially prefabricated home is a prototype, constructed in sections and brought to the site to be assembled. Comprised of two complete units, the interlocking sections are slightly raised above the earth, forming a geometric installation of clean lines, and energy-efficient wood paneling systems designed with dramatic gold color washes.

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Oriented to take advantage of the wind and natural light, the house invites the horizon in with floor-to-ceiling windows and precise placement. The 'T' shaped layout is open and bright but compartmentalized with a large living, dining, and kitchen area that extends into a spacious deck with a sunken hot tub that can be divided from the rest of the house by the glass doors. The three bedrooms are spacious and bright with alternating views of the landscape and can sleep up to six. 

Entirely furnished by Mr. Strzebniok down to the tiniest detail, the decor is spare and modern with bright pops of color that reflect the desert palette. Integrating sustainable building practices, the design and materials include alternative renewable energy sources, passive solar design and natural ventilation.  

As much of an outward expression as an inspiring and contemplative inward experience, this home transitions and morphs throughout the day, glowing and reflecting the desert light and sky, entirely at home in its place.   

 

THE BADLANDS.....

The badlands of the Nevada California border feature vast swaths of dramatic arid desert, rugged mountains, and some interesting and fun features like the gold rush era ghost towns Rhyolite and Goldpoint and a little further, the infamous Area 51. 

The lowest, driest, and hottest area in North America, Death Valley's Badwater Basin is within the boundaries of the Great Basin and the Mojave Desert. Just outside the small town of Scotty's Junction and over thirty miles away from the little town of Beatty is where an intriguing mix of desert denizens, small towns, and even a bordello (legal in these parts) make up the culture. 

Running north to south between the Amargosa Range to the east and the Panamint Range to the west, the area includes the Sylvania and Owlshead Mountains at the northernmost and southernmost boundaries. The famed Zabriskie Point is a part of Amargosa Range and is just seven miles away from Golden Canyon, Artists Drive and Dante's View forming some of the most iconic points in the canyon.  

 

LOCATION

Death Valley, California. Nearest Airport: Las Vegas International Airport (150 mi)


BEST TIME TO VISIT:  Blazing Summers turn into remarkable seasonal changes to explore.

 
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Desert Gold
Death Valley, California
Desert Gold
Death Valley, California
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Desert Gold, Death Valley, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
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Desert Gold
Death Valley, California
A Glimmering Desert Icon

It takes an adventurous spirit to coexist with the stark extremes of the desert, and this location is as mythical and mind-blowing in its vast, austere beauty as this house is vibrant and lively. We love the dramatic modular silhouette against the landscape and the bright, cheerful interiors that invite the horizon in. Come, and enjoy the middle of nowhere in style.

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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Fully equipped kitchen
Internet Wifi throughout
Washer Yes
Dryer Yes
Air Conditioning Yes
Bedrooms 3
Bed Type 1 King, 2 Queen
Kitchen Fully equipped kitchen
Bathrooms 2
Accommodates 6
Kid-Friendly
Pets-Friendly
Pets Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Min. Stay 2 nights
Check-In 16.00
Check-Out 12.00
Cleaning $250
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit $500
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner at checkout
Cancellation Policy Strict
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled within 24 hours of making the reservation (grace period). After that, the reservation is non-refundable. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only In the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
Notes DUE TO THE REMOTE LOCATION OF THIS PROPERTY, THE MINIMUM STAY IS 3 NIGHTS. Russ, our cohost in Beatty, Nv (30 miles south of the property) will give you the keys, directions and any other info.
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