Mirror-House Perfectly Reflects Its Surroundings, And It Looks Almost Invisible



Doug Aitken had an idea. That’s really nothing new as he is an artist and artists always have ideas. Some of them are really cool and some of them not so much. This one turned out to be pretty amazing though.

Aitken took the very popular California Ranch style designed home and built one and then covered it with mirrors. It’s located where the San Jacinto Mountains meet the Coachella Valley, in California.

It’s part of the Desert X outdoor exhibition that has lots of interesting pieces that have been done by a total of fifteen different artists. The main exhibit only goes through April 30th but the mirror house will stay open for much longer. Everyone wants to come by and see the amazing views that it has to offer so it will stay open through October 31st.

If you want to go out and see the breathtaking views that the house has to offer be sure to check the hours of operation first. It isn’t open for regular business hours so it’s a good idea to check first. You wouldn’t want to miss the full experience. Even if the inside isn’t open, you could still see the awesome views on the outside.

You have never seen anything like this before.

This is a regular suburban house that has had mirrors placed all over it. They reflect the surrounding areas of the California desert.

It’s a ranch style home like no other.

It’s located right where the San Jacinto Mountains come together with the Coachella valley. Artist Doug Aitken put up the house and covered it with mirrors.

He calls it “Mirage” and it’s a fitting name. It reflects everything in front of it, in back of it, to the side and above it.

Desert X is an outdoor art exhibition that consists of art made by 15 different artists.

Most of them are only open until the end of April though.

It’s only open for a limited time.

Mirage will stay open longer than that so people can have a chance to see it in person. It won’t close until the end of October.

It's only open for a limited time.

Lance Gerber

Before visiting the house you should check the hours of operation.

They don’t follow normal business hours.

Mirage will stay open until Halloween. That could lead to some pretty interesting sightings within it’s mirrors.

The long flat areas that surround the house make for some great views.

The mountains in the background give the house a very unique look.

It’s based on the ideas of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

The California Ranch style house was originally created from ideas that came from Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s now popular all across the country.

The ideas started all the way back in the 1920’s.

The style of house became popular back in the 20’s and 30’s. As you can see it’s a perfect selection for this art exhibit.

The ideas started all the way back in the 1920's.


One of the reasons this style of home became so popular was that it was easily mass produced.

The perfect design allows it to give off some amazing reflections for the exhibit.

Sources: This Is Colossal, Doug Aitken Mirage

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