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Movers: Former Italian basketball star named partner, the Gitlins move to Coldwell Banker

Marco Salari has worked at Coldwell Banker for five years. He was recently named partner in the Beverly Hills-based boutique firm helmed by Brent Watson. The group renamed itself Watson Salari Real Estate Group this month. Salari will serve as a broker for the Coldwell Banker-affiliated firm, which has a focus on enclaves in Beverly Hills, Sunset Strip and Hancock Park. The Watson-Salari duo worked together in the past on notable deals. In November, Watson and Salari represented Italian fashion star Brunello Cucinelli for the designer’s purchase of a $5 million Hollywood Hills home. The boutique firm also does commercial work. In June, they represented Marian Goodman Gallery when it leased a 12,000-square-foot space in Hollywood. Before working in real estate, Salari was a professional basketball player in Italy and was on the roster for that country’s national basketball team from 2014 to 2016. Salari said sports was a good preparation for real estate. “In my role as a point guard, you have to read the situation before everyone else. You have to be disciplined and deliver under pressure. You can’t give up if you lose a game,” Salari said. Drew and Susan Gitlin have moved to Coldwell Banker Realty after working with Berkshire Hathaway for 20 years. The Gitlins will be based at Coldwell Banker’s Brentwood office. The couple were ranked on Real Trends’ 2021 Small Teams by Volume listing, based on 2020 sales volume. According to the list, the Gitlins made more than $85 million in 2020. The Gitlins made a splash in 2019 when they were among the listing agents in the sale of the $150 million Chartwell Estate, a Bel Air mansion which was sold to Lachlan Murdoch by the estate of late Spanish-language television tycoon Jerry Perenchio. ➤Luxury agent Aaron Kirman made headlines in November when his firm Aaron Kirman Group made the jump to Christie’s International Real Estate from Compass. Recently, it was announced that Trent Luxury, helmed by former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Morgan Trent, also would change affiliations from Compass to Christie’s. One of Trent’s major recent deals took place in October when he represented Russell Westbrook of the Los Angeles Lakers in the basketball player’s purchase of a $37 million home in Brentwood. ➤Michelle Montany joined Eklund|Gomes at Douglas Elliman and she will serve as a director of sales at luxury condo building 8899 Beverly. A condominium sold at the West Hollywood area building for $10.6 million. Montany worked in sales for Pendry Residences West Hollywood from 2019 to January 2023. During her time at the hotel-branded residence, she worked on the sale of a $22 million penthouse. The transaction holds the record as the most expensive condo deal in the L.A. market in 2022. ➤Bob Rubinstein joined Douglas Elliman and will work out of the brokerage’s Malibu office. Other agents who recently hopped aboard Elliman include Desiree Walker and Adam Renteria, both of whom will work in the brokerage’s Newport Beach office. Aaron Gallagher also recently joined Douglas Elliman and will work in the brokerage’s Beverly Hills office. ➤Nichole Shanfeld has moved to Carolwood from The Go Group at Sotheby’s International Realty. She will focus on Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Beverly Hills and much of West Los Angeles. https://therealdeal.com/la/2023/01/18/movers-former-italian-basketball-star-named-partner-the-gitlins-move-to-coldwell-banker/

One-Of-A-Kind ‘Invisible House’ With 100-Foot Pool For Sale In California

An "invisible house" was recently added to the California housing market, and it is certainly one-of-a-kind. According to Zillow Gone Wild, the large, architecturally pleasing home is located in Joshua Tree and encompasses nearly 60 acres of land. The property is extremely sustainable, featuring an abundance of solar panels and a 100-foot solar-heated swimming pool. The Zillow listing mentioned that the home was designed by Chris Henley, Frank Gehry, and Tomas Osinski with the purpose of the inhabitant connecting with their environment as the mirrored exterior allows it to blend in with the surrounding scene. The house features three bedrooms and four bathrooms among a "world class chef's kitchen," and "five-star-resort inspired baths." The property is being sold for $18,000,000. Here is what Aaron Kirman and Matt Adamo detailed about the property in the Zillow listing: "Each spacious living area featuring modern Flos lighting is connected to an entire wall of sliding glass doors all opening to the breathtaking landscape, offering a one-of-a-kind living experience that blurs the line between home and nature. Awaken every morning in each of the large three bedrooms to sweeping views of the landscape all equipped with sliding doors, as well as en-suite Boffi bathrooms with a custom all-glass exposed shower in bath #3. For the true visual artist, a massive 224 square foot white wall at the end of the pool is designed for screening films or projecting photographs." https:/https://www.iheart.com/content/2023-01-17-one-of-a-kind-invisible-house-with-100-foot-pool-for-sale-in-california/

Joshua Tree‘s Invisible House, a Mirrored Marvel of Desert Architecture, Has Hit the Market for a Sizzling Sum

The property is owned by Chris and Roberta Hanley, producers of films including ‘American Psycho’ and ‘The Virgin Suicides.’ The Invisible House—which has been visited by the likes of Lizzo and Demi Lovato—has hit the market for $18 million. The property is owned by Chris and Roberta Hanley, who have produced films like American Psycho, Spring Breakers, and The Virgin Suicides. According to the home’s listing—which is held by Aaron Kirman and Matt Adamo of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate—the residence sits on more than 60 acres in Southern California’s Joshua Tree. It was built to “connect inhabitant with environment through a mirrored glass exterior…masking itself as an indistinguishable component of the dramatic, rocky, desert landscape.” When describing the Invisible House, architect and artist Tomas Osinski told Artnet News, “The building is more about the desert surroundings than about itself.” He said that, at its core, the abode “is a very simple box,” and its “design started as a single room and outdoor pool, and organically [became] what it is now,” a three-bedroom, four-bathroom home with an indoor pool. Given that the home’s walls are composed of glass, its “interior is as much about the desert as its exterior,” added Osinski, who in the past has collaborated with renowned architect Frank Gehry. Although Chris Hanley is perhaps best known for his decades-long career as a film producer, he is also an art collector and founder of Art Associates, Inc., which he created to deal works by prominent artists such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Damien Hirst, as well as minimalists Donald Judd and Sol LeWitt. The Invisible House—which made an appearance in Netflix’s The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals—took six years to construct and was completed in 2019. At the time of writing, it is still listed on Airbnb for $2,500 a night. Prior to the construction of the home, the Hanleys had another, prefabricated abode. This was in the early 2010s, when dwellings in Joshua Tree were required to be at least 20 feet wide. Shortly thereafter, the couple, along with Osinski, designed a structure that fit this criteria. The end result is the Invisible House as we know it today, which was inspired by the work of German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, as well as the monolith from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. That’s not the only celestial connection. When speaking to The Wall Street Journal about Demi Lovato’s stay at the famed house, Roberta Hanley exclaimed, “I think [she] saw aliens there.” https:https://news.artnet.com/art-world/invisible-house-hanley-2243698

Straight Out of ‘The Jetsons,’ This John Lautner-Designed L.A. Home Is Hitting the Market for $16 Million

“The Garcia House is just such a beautifully exuberant, graceful structure,” said architect Leo Marmol of Marmol Radziner, whose firm helped restore the house. “Lautner’s work is always such a celebration but, with this project in particular, the scale is so small and delicate.” The sellers are Hollywood couple John McIlwee and Bill Damaschke, who purchased the house from the actor Vincent Gallo for $1.2 million in 2002, property records show. Mr. McIlwee is a business manager in the entertainment industry, and Mr. Damaschke served for decades as chief creative officer at the movie studio DreamWorks Animation before becoming a producer of Broadway shows such as “The Prom” and “Moulin Rouge,” for which he won a Tony Award in 2021. Garcia House had its own star turn in 1989, appearing in the movie “Lethal Weapon 2” as the headquarters for a South African drug-smuggling cartel. Spanning around 2,600 square feet with three bedrooms on 1.2 acres, the house overlooks a canyon through 30-foot-tall windows. It has a large balcony, and a central outdoor spiral staircase divides the living area from the main bedroom suites. The main living and dining area features glass walls juxtaposed with lava rock and gray terrazzo floors. The house was originally built for Russell Garcia, a film composer and conductor, and his wife Gina Garcia. Kristy Corwin, the Garcias’ granddaughter, said the couple had specific requirements for the design, including a quiet office space separate from the main living room where Mr. Garcia could write music without being disturbed. It was her grandmother’s idea, she said, to have the house built in the shape of a rainbow and to include different colored panels of glass on the facade, details which have earned the property the local moniker of The Rainbow House. The Garcias lived there for six years before selling the house to sail the South Pacific, even though Ms. Garcia couldn’t swim, Ms. Corwin said. Mr. McIlwee said he and Mr. Damaschke hadn’t intended to buy a midcentury home until they saw an advertisement for the listing in the newspaper. They decided to visit and immediately fell in love. Mr. McIlwee said he was already familiar with Lautner’s work because one of his friends, the actress Courteney Cox, had recently purchased a home designed by the architect. In 2002, he said, midcentury homes were only starting to come into fashion again, and didn’t command the same prices that they do today. When the couple purchased the house, it had fallen into disrepair, said Mr. McIlwee. Many of Lautner’s original fixtures had been lost. In addition, the roof was leaking and there was some water damage. Still, they decided to move in for a year to get a feel for the place before renovating. “It was one of the most important decisions that we made, because the way John Lautner designed the house is very site specific,” Mr. McIlwee said. “The way that the sun moves throughout the whole year and hits the house in different ways. If we hadn’t lived there for a while, we would have made the wrong decisions later.” When they first moved in, the couple felt uneasy about living so high above the canyon, effectively on stilts. Not one part of the house itself actually touches the ground, Mr. McIlwee said. He said he kept thinking about the 1974 action thriller “Earthquake,” in which houses are seen tumbling down a hill. But after the house survived several significant earthquakes unscathed, they let their anxiety go, deciding to put their trust in Lautner’s engineering skills. To help them restore the house, they tapped Marmol Radziner, which had restored Richard Neutra’s famed Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, which was immortalized by the Slim Aarons photo “Poolside Gossip.” The nearly yearlong effort cost over $1 million and involved several major projects, including repairing the roof. The couple also had to rip off the front balcony because of water damage that had eaten away at the under-structure. “We tried every single thing to save it,” Mr. McIlwee said. They rebuilt it to the original specifications, matching the terrazzo exactly. One of the most adventurous projects was dusting off Lautner’s plans for an ellipse-shaped pool, which was never built. The original owners were said to have run out of money before they got to it, Mr. McIlwee said. “At the time, the place was so far-out that no bank would give them a mortgage,” he said. “So they had to pay for the entire construction and furnishings in cash.” He and Mr. Damaschke built a concrete terrace beneath the house and installed the pool according to Lautner’s plans. The ellipse shape, he said, was one of the architect’s trademarks. For the interiors, they introduced materials like Lucite and onyx, commissioning a Lucite furniture designer to make a new four-poster bed. A Lucite coffee table dates to the 1960s, Mr. McIlwee said. The couple have frequently entertained at the property, he said, and recently hosted a party at the house for the Broadway cast and crew of “Moulin Rouge.” Mr. McIlwee said he and Mr. Damaschke are selling because they are spending more time in New York, where they own a home in Tribeca. They also feel that it is time to let someone else enjoy the house, he said. The pair also own the Gerald and Betty Ford Residence in Rancho Mirage, a 1970s architectural home. “This house has changed our lives,” Mr. McIlwee said. “But 20 years is a long time. We’ve kind of experienced everything we’re going to experience here. We’re ready to pass the torch.” Mr. McIlwee said it is extremely rare for a Lautner of this period to come on the market, so he expects significant demand for the property. Still, he said, they won’t sell to just anyone. He recalled the three-hour lunch and “delicate dance” they did with Mr. Gallo when purchasing the home, since the actor was intent on selling the house to someone who would care for it. They intend to carry on that tradition, Mr. McIlwee said. The architectural significance of the home means it is likely to command a higher price than others in the area, said Weston Littlefield of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate, who has the listing with colleague Aaron Kirman. “This isn’t one of those houses where you’re basing it off price per square foot, ” he said. “We’re basically going to market it as an art piece that fortunately you can live in.” Write to Katherine Clarke at Katherine.Clarke@wsj.com Corrections & Amplifications Actress Courteney Cox owned a home designed by John Lautner. An earlier version of this article misspelled her first name. (Corrected on Jan. 18) https://www.wsj.com/articles/this-16-million-john-lautner-designed-l-a-home-is-straight-out-of-the-the-jetsons-11674061590

An ‘invisible house’ in Joshua Tree with a pool in the living room that Lizzo and Demi Lovato have rented is on the market for $18 million — take a look inside

1. The so-called "Invisible House" in Joshua Tree, California is on the market for $18 million. 2. The 5,500-square-foot home was designed by architect Tomas Osinski and film producer Chris Hanley. 3. It sits on 67 acres that run up against Joshua Tree National Park. Take a look inside. The 'Invisible House' was designed by famed architect Tomas Osinski and the property owner Chris Hanley, a film producer behind features such as American Psycho and The Virgin Suicides. The 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom property is cantilevered almost 100 feet off the ground and includes panoramic views of the surrounding desert landscape. The fully-mirrored home was completed in 2020 and famous guests such as Lizzo, U2, and Diplo have all rented the property. Matt Adamo, one of the listing agents with AKG, told Insider that his favorite part of the house is the way it transforms between dawn and dusk. 'The lighting in this home is out of this world.' The home is oriented to face east so that residents and guests can experience a truly breathtaking sunrise over the desert. It also sits on enough land where Adamo said it is "truly impossible to imagine" another home or building going up anywhere near the property that could disturb its panoramic views. "You're not just buying square footage with this home," Adamo said. "You're buying a work of art — something that can't be found in any other place on Earth." Chris Hanley and his wife Roberta describe the home as 'an object of entertainment and a space to facilitate conversations and interactions.' Adamo said the entire home is designed with environmental sustainability in mind, and includes a 32.4kW solar system for power. The home also includes modern amenities like Wolf and Miele appliances in the kitchen and Gessi fixtures in the bathrooms. The Hanleys are also behind other famous homes such as the Honeymoon Home in Lamu, Kenya and are launching a cannabis inspired property next year called the Grow Home. Hanley has also collaborated on projects with esteemed artists such as Andy Warhol and architect Zaha Hadid. The 'Invisible House' sits on 67 acres of land that runs up against Joshua Tree National Park. At night, Adamo said the facade of the home fades into the landscape which makes it look like it is part of the desert itself. Hanley said in a press release that the home is 'made for the world to enjoy.' https://www.businessinsider.com/take-a-look-inside-this-invisible-house-in-joshua-tree-2023-1#hanley-said-in-a-press-release-that-the-home-is-made-for-the-world-to-enjoy-12

See it to believe it: Joshua Tree’s “Invisible House” hits the market

Your dream home may be right in front of your face, but you just can’t see it. A 225-foot-long, 5,500-square-foot home — known as the “Invisible House” because of its reflective glass exterior — in Joshua Tree, California, has been listed for $18 million by owners Chris and Roberta Hanley, the Wall Street Journal reported. Aaron Kirman and Matt Adamo of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate have the listing. The home, which sits on 70 acres, came about after the Hanleys were told their prefab vacation house violated local laws because it wasn’t wide enough. Chris Hanley, an artist and movie producer, began sketching out what he wanted for his new home and, with the help of architect Tomas Osinski, designed what became the Invisible House, which has been featured on Netflix’s “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals.” Celebrities such as Diplo, Alicia Keys and Demi Lovato have rented the home, which was modeled after the famed monoliths from the Stanley Kubrik film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” “I just drew a rectangle on paper and said, ‘OK, we’ll build this,’” Chris Hanley told the outlet. “I thought it could just be a monolithic, reflective, ultra-minimal thing.” One end is lifted off the ground on caissons, giving the appearance that the home is floating over the rocky landscape, according to WSJ. It took six years and millions of dollars to build the home, which was completed in 2019. The resulting appearance is unusual, if not unique, with the house looking different depending on the time of day and the weather, the outlet reported. Inside, the home features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, lounge; open-plan living, kitchen and dining space; and a nearly 100-foot solar-heated pool, according to Mansion Global. Unlike other mirrored structures, such as U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota, the Invisible Home isn’t an avian death trap. Chris Hanley told WSJ that a few quail have “bumped” into the house, but there have been no major events. Even so, the couple was criticized by some for disrupting the park’s landscape. The listing also includes the home’s furniture — not that there’s a lot of it, as the Hanleys wanted a minimalist look — and the 720-square-foot prefab home that’s still on the grounds, according to WSJ. “I like that it just sort of exists on its own, so I don’t like to throw my clothes all around,” Roberta Hanley told the WSJ. “I wanted it to be a place where your mind [could] drift and you could be inspired.” The home had been available to rent for $150,000 a month, $6,000 per day or $1,000 per hour for production shoots, Mansion Global reported last year. The Hanleys — who say they decided to sell to focus on their next project, a house composed of shipping containers — have their own Hollywood experience, having produced “The Virgin Suicides” and “American Psycho,” among other movies. — Ted Glanzer https://therealdeal.com/2023/01/14/see-it-to-believe-it-joshua-trees-invisible-house-hits-the-market/


This dazzling desert retreat has been featured on Netflix’s “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals" and visited by Diplo, Lizzo and Demi Lovato. The famously mirrored “Invisible House” outside California’s iconic Joshua Tree National Park is searching for a new owner. The creators of the stunning desert retreat are looking to sell their unique 5,500-square-foot estate for $18 million, reports the New York Post. [Invisible House creator] Chris Hanley and his wife Roberta have been living at the abode — the exterior of which is composed fully of reflective glass — since they finished constructing it in 2019, but are now selling it and shifting their energy to their new Starburst Container House, also located in Joshua Tree. The statement property is listed with Aaron Kirman and Matt Adamo of AKG Christie’s International Real Estate. In addition to its unique, landscape-reflecting facade, the 225-foot-long “smart” home — which is cantilevered 100 feet off the ground — also boasts a prefab guest house, a 100-foot indoor “solar” pool and has been featured on Netflix’s “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals.” It’s set on 90 acres of land, all furniture is included in the price — and it has previously been visited by Lizzo, Diplo, Lil Kim and Demi Lovato, among others Dezeen reports that the eye-tricking, steel-framed structure was designed by movie producer Hanley (Spring Breakers, American Psycho, The Virgin Suicides) and architect Tomas Osinski. A series of elevating cylindrical concrete columns form a cantilever on the uneven desert terrain. Inside is 5,500 square feet of living space, most of which is occupied by a continuous entertainment areas. A central 100-foot-long indoor swimming pool that stretches along the entirety of the west wall runs a multi-colored light show at night. Interior shots reveal that the mirrored walls are one-way, providing occupants with uninterrupted views of the isolated 90-acre plot on which the Invisible House resides. Other features include a 222-square-foot projection wall for enjoying movies and television, a modern kitchen equipped with two ovens, a heating drawer and a dedicated refrigerator and freezer, three guest bedrooms and bathrooms, and a Master Suite featuring a free-standing tub. The Invisible House’s undeniable allure also attracts celebrity clientele like Lovato. TMZ reports that the “I Love Me” singer spent a weekend at the property with actor Max Ehrich. https://www.maxim.com/style/invisible-house-rental-property/amp/

The Invisible House in Joshua Tree Lists for $18 Million

Despite its tongue-in-cheek name, you’ve probably seen the iconic Invisible House in Joshua Tree before. Featured on Netflix’s The Most Amazing Vacation Rentals and visited by celebrities like Lizzo, Diplo, and Demi Lovato—not to mention countless influencers—at this point, the beloved home in the Mojave Desert is basically an Instagram celebrity in its own right (it’s even got its own page with 33,000 followers). And now, for $18 million, the one-of-a-kind property could be yours. Designed by Tomas Osinski and its current owner, Chris Hanley, a film producer who has developed projects such as The Virgin Suicides, American Psycho, and Spring Breakers, the rectangular home’s most notable feature is without a doubt its mirror-clad exterior. It’s from this unique element that the home gets its name; reflecting the panoramic landscape around it, the house itself appears to vanish. Once inside, massive floor-to-ceiling windows further dissolve the distinction between the indoors and the outside. The unique property is cantilevered about 100 feet in the air and faces west so people inside can experience the full desert sunset. Inside the Invisible House in Joshua Tree, a 100-foot pool spans the width of the living room, offering an undeniably extraordinary way to look out into the surrounding desert. Besides the pool, the interiors of the 5,500-square-foot home also include four bedrooms, three baths, and a 222-square-foot projection wall. “Bringing the Invisible House to market for the first time ever is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Aaron Kirman and Matt Adamo, the property’s listing agents from AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate, said in a statement. The mirror house’s location within the largely untouched surroundings (it’s set on 90 acres of land) only make its presence that much more striking. According to the property’s website, this is the largest privately owned parcel of land bordering Joshua Tree National Park. Designed to center the environment, it’s unsurprising that many eco-friendly elements are also found throughout the home, including a foam roof and solar panels. And as the listing agents added, “This architectural triumph located in the middle of the desert provides unique intangibles that can only be experienced at the property itself.” https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/nvisible-house-in-joshua-tree-lists-for-18-million-dollars

Joshua Tree’s Famous ‘Invisible House’ Just Hit the Market for a Cool $18 Million

From far away, you might think your eyes are playing tricks on you. But look closely and you’ll discover one of architecture’s greatest optical illusions: the Invisible House. Nestled in the middle of the Mojave Desert, the now-famous Joshua Tree residence has earned its name for its reflective glass exterior that mirrors the rocky landscape. Depending on the angle, time of day or even the weather, the minimalist structure seems to vanish among the national park’s rugged surroundings. Throughout the years, the Invisible House has made multiple TV cameos, served as a shooting location for advertising campaigns and captured the attention of A-listers. Though, the modernist abode’s biggest claim to fame is that its owners are indie film producers Chris and Roberta Hanley, best known for their work on American Psycho. And now the mirrored home can be yours—for $18 million, that is. The couple, who bought the land in the early 2000s, had already built a vacation home on the 70-acre parcel but some years later, came to find out that its size didn’t adhere to local regulations. That led Chris to start sketching out plans for a new desert dwelling—one that was inspired by the 2001: A Space Odyssey film and reminiscent of a New York City skyscraper, reported The Wall Street Journal. “I just drew a rectangle on paper and said, ‘OK, we’ll build this,’” he told the publication. “I thought it could just be a monolithic, reflective, ultra-minimal thing.” In collaboration with legendary Los Angeles architect Tomas Osinski, Chris completed the house in 2019. However, it took the two of them six years to finish the project. Measuring roughly 225 feet, one portion of the property is cantilevered off the ground using concrete columns, preventing it from disturbing the area’s giant boulders. Due to the site’s harsh temperatures, the facade is wrapped in heat-reflecting Solarcool glass, which is also what gives the exterior its mirror-like appearance. Plus, it also filters ultraviolet rays and infrared frequencies. Chris told the WSJ it took a full year for the glass to be delivered and it cost him around $700,000. Sustainability, of course, was top of mind during the building process, so you’ll find the abode as been equipped with eco-friendly foam roofing. In addition, the Invisible House employs a solar-thermal system to generate electricity and hot water. The aesthetics here are decidedly minimal. Think concrete flooring, a few pieces of light-colored furniture and little else, as to not distract you from those stunning desert vistas. In total, the spread stretches 5,500 square feet and has three en suite bedrooms, a kitchen and a dining area. And if you’re looking to cool off from the region’s intense heat, the heart of the living room features a 100-foot indoor pool that can also be heated when the temperatures drop. In another standout element, the glass walls can actually open to the outdoors on three sides. In the primary bedroom, meanwhile, you’ll find a bed that sits on a 2,500-pound glass frame. According to Chris, getting it inside was no easy feat—it took two days and five workers. Luckily, all the furnishings are included in the sale. “Bringing the Invisible House to market for the first time ever is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Aaron Kirman of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate in a press statement. “Brought to life by a visionary film producer and a Frank Gehry collaborator, this architectural triumph located in the middle of the desert provides unique intangibles that can only be experienced at the property itself.” Since its inception, Invisible House has welcomed celebrities such as Demi Lovato and Diplo, who rented the residence for an off-grid getaway. It also starred in season two of The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals on Netflix and appeared on Bling Empire. Now, instead of just spending the weekend or swooning over this one-of-a-kind abode from afar, you can actually live there full-time if you’re willing to commit to desert living. Aaron Kirman and Matt Adamo of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate hold the listing together. https://robbreport.com/shelter/homes-for-sale/invisible-house-joshua-tree-lists-for-18-million-1234795129/

Joshua Tree’s celeb-loved Invisible House hits market for $18M

A California property widely known for attracting A-list renters and blending in with its desert surrounds is looking for a new owner. The creators of Joshua Tree’s Invisible House are moving on to their next big building project and looking to sell their 5,500-square-foot, “2001: A Space Odyssey”-inspired estate for $18 million. “I just drew a rectangle on paper and said, ‘OK, we’ll build this,’” Chris Hanley told the Wall Street Journal of the blueprint for his three-bedroom, four-bathroom creation. “I thought it could just be a monolithic, reflective, ultra-minimal thing.” Hanley and his wife Roberta have been living at the abode — the exterior of which is composed fully of reflective glass — since they finished constructing it in 2019, but are now selling it and shifting their energy to their new Starburst Container House, also located in Joshua Tree. The statement property is listed with Aaron Kirman and Matt Adamo of AKG Christie’s International Real Estate. In addition to its unique, landscape-reflecting facade, the 225-foot-long “smart” home — which is cantilevered 100 feet off the ground — also boasts a prefab guest house, a 100-foot indoor “solar” pool and has been featured on Netflix’s “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals.” It’s set on 90 acres of land, all furniture is included in the price — and it has previously been visited by Lizzo, Diplo, Lil Kim and Demi Lovato, among others. “I think Demi Lovato saw aliens there,” Chris Hanley told the Journal of the pop star’s experience at the home. The property’s $18 million price point makes it the most expensive property in Joshua Tree by far. But its uniqueness, fame and the fact that it is arguably being sold as a piece of livable artwork make the dollar figure achievable, Kirman added. “It’s definitely expensive for Joshua Tree,” he said. “But good pieces of art command premium prices.” https://nypost.com/2023/01/13/joshua-trees-celeb-loved-invisible-house-lists-for-18m/

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