The Legendary Invisible House Gets Decked Out in Flos Lighting
The long, rectangular Invisible House with its fully mirrored exterior has been a statement piece of architecture in Joshua Tree for many years now. The privately owned home has been available to rent for filming or events, and now it’s being sold for $18 million. But if that hefty sum isn’t in your budget, read on and get a glimpse of the monolith, designed by architect Tomas Osinski and homeowner Chris Hanley, that’s now decked out with Flos lighting throughout. If you’ve ever owned or seen Flos lighting in person, you know just how beautiful each fixture is. Now imagine a curated mix of lamps outfitting an iconic house and it’s pure magic.
While the glass box stays well-lit during the daytime, come late afternoon and evening the desert dwelling grows darker as the sun sets. Co-owner Roberta Hanley longed to “read a book and write a script,” but found it difficult prior to Flos coming in. The Hanley’s loved how Flos’ fixtures lean towards minimalism so they don’t detract from the scaled back space.
Each Flos fixture stands alone as its own sculpture, often framed with the rocky landscape behind it.
A re-edition Chiara floor lamp in stainless steel with black edges resides in a corner, reflecting its surroundings.
Above the bathtub, a series of AIM pendant lights hang resembling a constellation of stars seen on the inside.
The Invisible House is under 225 feet long hovering above the rock-filled landscape instead of disturbing it. It even houses a 100-foot-long indoor swimming pool!
In addition to the Flos lights inside, outdoor fixtures are installed near the firepit to help illuminate the area at night.
Love how the surrounding landscape is reflected in Flos’ limited edition Arco K Floor Lamp’s aluminum shade!
If you’re ready to make an offer, or like us, want to gaze at more photos, the Invisible House is for sale here.
Photos by Ambra Crociani for Flos.