California desert retreat Rancho Morongo sells for $ 899,000

It’s hard to believe the desert idyll Rancho Morongo was an abandoned ruin just two years ago. That was until California designer Kelly Kai got her hands on the 2.5-acre property and start to revive him quietly, inside and outside.

The 1954 Morongo Valley property Рlisted for $ 899,000 by Sasha Anthomé from Compass Рhad no interior walls, doors or windows, and its rooms were filled with piles of rubble (and according to Remain, maybe bullet holes!) But Kai saw the potential of the ranch house and site, in the heart of the valley, just a 15-minute drive from Joshua Tree.

Using the views as a starting point, Kai inserted large, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors to give every room a view of the landscape. It also retains all of the original features intact inside the building, including the cinder block walls, wooden ceilings and concrete floors.

Everything else, she added herself, crusty plaster walls and Crittall-style glass partitions, bespoke maple cabinetry, and vintage home furnishings from flea markets. The ranch has three bedrooms, two living rooms and a separate dining room. Rancho Morongo is listed on Airbnb, where Kai says she earns between $ 8,000 and $ 14,000 per month in rent – a tempting prospect for her future owner, who might want a second home that can make a living.

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Kai inserted large, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors to give every room a view of the landscape.

Photography: Jon Delouz

Everything else, she herself added, crusty plaster walls and Crittall-style glass partitions, bespoke maple cabinetry, and vintage home furnishings from flea markets.

Photography: Macie Ellsworth

The second living room is a space away from the kitchen and bedrooms

Photography: Macie Ellsworth

One of the three bedrooms inside the property

Photograph: Photo of plum guide

The living room has original wooden floors and ceilings, while new windows and new furniture have been added

Photography: Macie Ellsworth

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