Film Producer Chris Hanley’s Spectacular ‘Invisible House’ in Joshua Tree Lists for the First Time
Architecture or travel aficionados may recognize this rectangular masterpiece in the California desert. Why? Because it has been featured for its fabulous design in publications from Travel + Leisure to Departures and on Netflix’s The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals. Owned and created by film producer Chris Hanley, whose works include acclaimed independent movies like American Psycho and The Virgin Suicides, it’s now listed for the first time seeking $18 million.
The exceptional home, which emerges out of the desert like an art installation, sits on 67.5 acres adjacent to the Joshua Tree National Park. A collaboration between famed architect Tomas Osinski and the seller, the 5,500-square-foot masterpiece’s mirrored exterior was devised to reflect the breathtaking and ever-changing terrain, creating a dialogue between object and site.
Truly, it’s the ultimate two-way mirror. While you can’t see in from the outside, all the sleek and open spaces inside offer panoramic views of the rugged landscape. Not to mention, some of the most stunning sunsets one can imagine. As well as honoring nature’s beauty with its design, the property puts sustainability at the forefront. It has a fully Solarcool glass exterior with reflective/refractive light filtering and a solar thermal system for powering electricity, the 100-foot indoor pool, and hot water. There are tons more LEED and EPD-certified elements to appreciate, too.
While it only has three bedrooms, there are vast spaces for lounging, mingling, and entertaining in A-lister style. Since completing the home in 2020, the owner has welcomed visitors here like Lizzo, Diplo, Alicia Keys, Demi Lovado, Lil Kim, U2, Iggy Azalea, Seth Rohan, Anthony Vacarello, and Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky.
“Bringing the Invisible House to market for the first time ever is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 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,” shares listing agents Aaron Kirman and Matt Adamo, AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate.