Property Crush

This Painted Stucco Haven Is for Sale in the Southern California Desert

published Mar 17, 2022
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Credit: Jose Cruz for Sotheby’s International Realty

The details

  • Address: 3260 Dusty Mile Rd, Landers, CA
  • Price: $535,000
  • Size: 693 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
Credit: Jose Cruz for Sotheby’s International Realty

Why we have a crush on this property

On top of the small matter of a down payment, one logistic that keeps me from constantly emailing every listing agent about every beautiful home I see is: moving furniture. It’s an undeniable hassle, which is why this sweet stucco abode outside Joshua Tree — which comes fully furnished, down to the art and decor — is starting to look pretty tempting. 

Credit: Jose Cruz for Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated on five sandy acres in Southern California, this home stands out from its earth-toned surroundings thanks to the bright orange-and-blue mural that covers the facade, painted by artist Bunnie Reiss. 

Credit: Jose Cruz for Sotheby’s International Realty

Inside, polished concrete floors keep things cool, and warm mahogany doors soak up the natural sunlight that fills the home. A complete renovation brought new appliances to the kitchen, and the open concept means you can mix up a meal at the island while looking through the living room window at the pergola-covered patio outside. 

Credit: Jose Cruz for Sotheby’s International Realty

Both bedrooms are lovely (as is the bathroom, with a shower bedecked in Spanish tiles), but I’m calling dibs on the primary bedroom, which has direct access to the second covered patio — perfect for sipping a sunrise coffee or sunset aperitif. 

Credit: Jose Cruz for Sotheby’s International Realty
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