Marmol’s “Prefabulous” Desert House for sale
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Architecture and the Environment: Marmol’s “Desert House”

Leo Marmol’s low-slung prefab home in Desert Hot Springs, California. Built of recycled steel and glass in 2005 and praised by critics, the home is now listed for sale for $1.85 million. (David Glomb)
The home is a prototype built by Marmol-Radziner Prefab, a Los Angeles firm that builds prefab homes in a factory in Vermon. It consists of three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and sits on a five-acre site with sweeping mountain views. (David Glomb)
The house was trucked to the desert as 10 separate modules, which were lowered into place with a crane and then bolted together. It consists of 2,100 square feet of indoor living space, and 2,400 square feet of outdoor living space, including this open “work terrace.” (David Glomb)
The home is L-shaped, with a guest wing that includes a studio. It was constructed of ten separate “modules,” which were transported to the desert and assembled on site. (David Glomb)
The home is constructed of recycled steel, teak, glass, and cement tinted the color of desert sand. (David Glomb)