RIOT MATERIAL RETREAT
THE MAIN HOUSE Built in 1945 by skilled and incredibly insightful architects who thoroughly understood the land, the movement of winds, the arc of the sun and stars -- the house stands as a kind of warrior, of sorts, against the all of the elements of the desert, including winter snowfall. The central stone fireplace is a masterpiece of masonry showcasing large granite rocks, obsidian and lava rocks, all local to the Owens Valley and is finished with an enormous slab of granite for the hearth. The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, living room and a wrap-around sunporch which protects the northern and western curved crescents of the house from sun and wind, and is bathed in natural light via an extravaganza of windows the line the entirety of its run. Dark concrete floors throughout the house are decorated with vintage Turkish rugs, mission-style stucco is painted in soft white, double sash windows are adorned with white net curtains and French-style single doors in all rooms lead out onto the wrap-around sunporch. The sunporch itself has a painted cement floor in 1950’s pastel tones. The kitchen is fitted with the original 1945 cottage-style wooden cabinets, while the wood counter top, porcelain sink and stainless steel modern appliances are the more additions. The bench style kitchen table, which was found on the land and restored for indoor usage, sits in the bay window facing south-east. The living room has an old-cut 1”x 2” tongue-and-groove cedar wood ceiling supported 4”x 6” wooden beams. The room itself is accentuated by a large leather Chesterfield couch and it’s matching Grandad’s armchair generating a mountain lodge cabin style ambience, especially as they sit in front of the lodge-style fireplace and separate wood-burning stove. The master bedroom is bathed in natural light thanks to the large bay window facing northeast. The main bathroom has a 1945 baby-pink square bathtub nestled into a tiled alcove. Vintage light fixtures can be found throughout the house, each handpicked to keep in line with the original era and decor of the house, along with vintage oil lamps, binoculars, an old Native American peace pipe, brass candle sticks and sconces, while modern Bluetooth speakers provide great sound and contemporary fine art hangs on the walls. The second bedroom with the shower on-suite has a desk, printer and vintage clerical chair. The third bedroom has two large cedar wood closets with a centered feminine dresser/make-up station. THE STUDIO-GARAGE The Garage is a 20’ x 40’ open space structure divided by deep red wine velvet curtains, which separates the lovely Studio guest room from a 2-car Garage. The Studio guest room has a 4-poster bed, handmade from Bali and elegantly draped with white mosquito net curtains, a couple of Vintage leather armchairs, and an old metal writing desk. The concrete floors are adorned with vintage Persian rugs, while from the ceiling hangs dual Turkish lamps and a ceiling fan. In the southwest corner sits a wood burning stove. There are two sets of French doors, one facing South and the other East, and on the outside southern end of the Studio is a wood slatted pergola with patio dining. THE BOILER ROOM This guest room is in fact the old boiler room for the main house which used to provide warm water pumped through underground pipes to the floors throughout the main house.
Category and style
Use of restroom(s) for a crew of 15 people or less is allowed
Dark Wood Floor
Exact location provided after booking