Property Crush

This Sunny Joshua Tree Home Will Make You Want a Bathtub in Your Backyard

published Mar 2, 2023
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Credit: Compass

March has arrived, and even though snow is still clinging to the curbs in many parts of the country, I am optimistically transitioning to a warm weather mindset. And this home bursting will color in Joshua Tree, California? It’s really setting the mood. From the lime green front door, you walk into a mid-century construction playfully updated. White paint splashes across the walls and brick fireplace in the living room, while oak butcher block counters and birch cabinets casually modernize the kitchen. 

Credit: Compass
  • Address: 61826 Terrace Drive, Joshua Tree, California
  • Price: $530,000
  • Size: 995 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
Credit: Compass

The kitchen flows into a sunny sitting area (hello, vitamin D! How I’ve missed you) bordered on one wall by a set of glass sliding doors. Push those aside to enter the backyard, which is an oasis in the Southern California desert. Whether you’re hosting friends or entertaining yourself, the outdoor area is well-equipped with a fire pit, an al fresco clawfoot tub, and canopied dining area for when those sun rays get a little too strong.

Credit: Compass

Along a bright blue retaining wall, painted letters dub the residence the “Funky Cactus House,” which feels very apt. On the plot above the wall, there’s even a structure with four hammocks built expressly for the purpose of lounging while gazing up at the stars above when the sun gives way to a speckled sky. 

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This home is listed for $530,000 by Lauren Malo Casado, Compass.

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