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Near the San Jacinto Mountains and Coachella Valley in California, there is a home that doesn’t look like the rest. The exterior is covered in mirrors. Yes, you read that right, mirrors.

It was built by an artist (imagine that) named Doug Aitken. He calls it the Mirage house. Its original debut was during the Deseret X Art Festival from February to April 2017. The house, however, will remain on display until October 31, 2017.

The purpose is to give everyone a unique experience

One person said, “At night the distant lights refract to create a universe of stars. On a tranquil afternoon, the sky is transformed into banks of blue fragmented by slices of clouds. There is no fixed perspective or correct interpretation. Each experience of this living artwork will be unique.”

Photo credits: Lance Gerber

Mirror-Covered House in California Desert
Mirror-Covered House in California Desert
Mirror-Covered House in California Desert
Mirror-Covered House in California Desert
Mirror-Covered House in California Desert

Directions from Los Angeles on next page.

Driving from L.A.

Take I-10 East to Highway 111 (Palm Springs exit).
Stay on Highway 111 for about 11 miles and it will turn into North Palm Canyon Drive.
Turn right onto West Racquet Club Road.
Follow the road to the guard house and someone will help you with further directions from there.
map to the mirage house, desert x, california dougaitkenmirage.com


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