Oller & Pejic Architecture, an architecture firm from L.A. together with Marc Atlan completed the design of Black Desert Mansion. The unusual home was nested away from the urban “jungle”, in Yucca Valley, California. Characterised by sobriety, it features an insanely powerful design. Geometric shapes played a key role in creating this impressive dark-coloured desert shelter. Despite the shadowy appearance, it exhales elegance. After all, black is the very definition of grace and style!

The wilderness surrounding Black Desert Mansion enhances the feeling of tranquility and relaxation. Interior feels uncluttered and filled with light and warmth. Walls were replaced with large panels of glass, allowing the sun to find its path throughout the house. “The exceptional quality of silence is unparalleled and the beauty of the dark night sky borders on spiritual. Five minutes from civilization, the site nevertheless gives the sensation of being beyond time.” Boasting straight lines and contemporary furnishing, the interior feels sleek and uncluttered. The team of architects involved in the project intended to create a strong contrast between the landscape and the living space. Naturally, the result is spectacular.