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Western Steam-Punk meets Victorian Bordello-Chic

Riot Material Ranch is nestled into the rolling foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, in the high desert just a stone’s throw from Joshua Tree National Park. Our home is designed in the rough yet refined manner of Western Steam-Punk meets Victorian Bordello-Saloon. This exclusive, unique space showcases lovely dark-stained wooden ceilings, windows and French doors, hardwood flooring upstairs and concrete floor downstairs. Our home is artistically decorated with a Western-Victorian vintage-chic interior and finished with hand-selected industrial vintage light fixtures from far afield. A striking Victorian Spiral Staircase holds center stage, while charming one-of-a-kind individually picked vintage pieces of furniture and ornaments adorn the space. We offer an environment that values creativity and intellect and will inspire the artistic drive within you! Our home boasts one large master bedroom with double French door windows overlooking the Pioneertown Mountains Reserve and an open on-suite bathroom housing a Vintage claw foot tub situated in a Victorian-inspired tiled alcove. The second loft bedroom, aka the Studio Bedroom, also has double French door windows and a turn-of-the-century Victorian chandelier. Both rooms have industrial-chic ceiling fans and air conditioners/heaters - the remotes can be found on the wall next to the armoires. Both rooms have queen beds, luxurious black Egyptian cotton sateen weave bedsheets and down pillows and duvets. Bedroom floors are laid in hardwood and stained in dark walnut while the window drapes are complimentary plush velvet and sari silks from India. The downstairs bathroom also houses a turn-of-the-century claw foot tub situated in a Victorian-inspired tiled alcove with Vintage-looking faucets and bath fixtures. The cottage-style kitchen has 100-year old redwood cabinets, rescued from a fallen barn, and a modern concrete counter top. It has all modern appliances and is open plan with view into the living-room and beyond. The vintage De Seda leather couch comfortably seats up to 8 people and wraps around the corner of the living room. We have vintage rugs from Turkey and the Middle East. Let them imaginatively whisk you through the double French doors that lead onto the land both from the living area and the kitchen. The young trees on the land immediately around the house are mesquite, olive, cottonwood, desert willow, acacia, Texas umbrella, scrub oak and, of course, the cherished Joshua Tree. Plants such as sage, lavender, sugar bush, desert mallow, ocotillo, various cacti and succulents as well as numerous natives make scenes around the driveway and the surrounding land an absolute dreamscape! The back French doors lead out onto five acres of land, most of it untouched and in direct access to hundreds of thousands of acres of wild Preserve. At the western corner of our land (toward the mountains) you will find a solitary bench for a view of the property and Pipes Canyon beyond. The once-upon-a-time car port is now a perfect venue for an outside dinner scene, with string lights and central industrial lighting from the Czech Republic. On the land, we have created a Hammock Corner and a Sunset Circle for moments of reflection or star-gazing revelations! Our 1972 Chevvy Truck is on the land and may be requested for an additional fee based on use, while our 1959 Airstream (under renovation) and the little brother 1958 Corvette Trailer can be made available for your shoot.

Category and style



Private parking for 8 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: On property

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
1400 sq ft
Lot size:
217800 sq ft

Location Rules

No loud noises
Use of restroom(s) for a crew of 15 people or less is allowed


Air Conditioning


Clawfoot Bathtub
Large Shower
Exposed Beams
French Doors
Wood Doors
BBQ Grill
Front yard
Guest House
Large Grounds
Concrete Floor
Dark Wood Floor
Dressing Room
Laundry Room
Open Floor Plan
Bright Kitchen
Country Kitchen
Open Kitchen
Wood Kitchen Cabinets
White Walls
Hinged/Casement Windows

Crew access

Street Level
Exact location provided after booking