Doolittle House, An Example of Organic Architecture Art in Joshua Tree

Category:

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright‘s disciple Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, the Architecture ArtDoolittle House, has been meticulously preserved by its current owners.

The Doolittle House should theoretically be hard to miss. Designed by architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg in the 1980s, the 4,643-square-foot modern home rises up out of the California desert.

Doolittle House

Yet the house is both discreet and, once you’re inside, surprisingly cozy. This is organic Architecture Art at its sublime and also at its most dramatic. The underlying shape is soft and rounded like a pebble, and yet, like a desert plant, the house has an overarching spikiness to it.

Doolittle House

Inside this modern architecture project, there are no traditional windows. Instead, light seeps inside this modern art building through the gaps in the ribbed roof overhead. Boulders and parts of the rocky land are integrated into the walls.

Doolittle House Doolittle House

The master bathroom of this Architecture Art backs into the hill and has a waterfall that trickles down the boulders. All these details blend to create a unique sense of being both inside and outside.

It was these factors that attracted writer Kristopher Dukes and her Facebook executive husband Matt Jacobson to it when they first came to view it in 2015. While the big, dramatic statement of the Architecture Art first drew the attention of Dukes and Jacobson, it was the micro-level of custom detail that retained it.

Doolittle House Doolittle House

The first time I experienced the house, I was blown away by all of the uncompromising details,” says Dukes.

Doolittle House

Doctor Dolittle was famous for living with a menagerie of wild creatures. That sentiment is repeated in the Doolittle house, which is immersed in the wild outdoors yet protected from it with its spines and exterior shell.

sponsored
Editorial
Editorial
Our editorial staff includes people with different professional backgrounds who share a passion for writing and who want to create and develop a dialogue with their readers and with the world.

Related Posts

Real Estate Guide & Trends 2020

The Real Estate Investment Guide & Trends for 2020 focuses on the various forms of real estate investments and the things that you should look into before investing in one.

The ME By Meliá In Dubai: Discover Zaha Hadid’s Final Hotel Project

As a reference in the modern design world, we bring to you some of the most creative works made by Zaha Hadid: take a step inside the first ME by Meliá hotel in Dubai, a boundary-breaking architectural masterpiece located in The Opus, one of the most highly anticipated buildings of 2020

Renzo Rosso buy the Oldest Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo

The Renzo Rosso holding company invested in Cortina d'Ampezzo, securing ownership of the oldest hotel of the so-called Queen of the Dolomites. This is the Hotel Ancora, founded in 1826 and undergoing renovation