The Bungalows by Homestead Modern promise an elevated escape under the stars
Words by SAMANTHA BROOKS
Since debuting in 2010, Homestead Modern has earned a reputation as the leader in offering the High Desert’s most chic remote accommodations, all 40-plus of which are within a 20-mile radius of Joshua Tree National Park. From a one-bedroom cabin in Joshua Tree designed by Marmol Radziner to a minimalist casita in Pioneertown, the curated collection of boutique vacation homes all feature Homestead’s top-tier service and amenities, spanning private chefs, pantry stocking, in-home massages, sound baths and hiking suggestions from the concierge. Now the company has expanded to offer a hotel-style destination, firmly cementing its foothold in desert hospitality. The Bungalows, the premiere offering from Retreat by Homestead Modern, recently debuted as a group of 14 historic, midcentury-modern bungalows on the Joshua Tree Retreat Center campus whose architectural heritage dates to 1960, when they were originally designed by Pasadena architect R. Harold Zook. The redesigned properties feature private patios, expanses of glass, kitchens and open floor plans—all under the direction of Brad Dunning, who has preserved architectural gems from starchitects like Wallace Neff, A. Quincy Jones and John Lautner.
Feature image: A Oller & Pejic Architecture-designed property, part of Homestead Modern’s Bungalows.
This story originally appeared in the Fashionable Living 2021 issue of C Magazine.
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