House of the Day: Volcano House or UFO?


When this property was listed as a "one-of-a-kind," no lies were told. The listing agents here see a Volcano House; personally, we see a UFO. In either case, we thought this place deserves a shout-out on originality alone. Listed at $750,000 and located in the no-man's land of the desert between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, this 60-acre retreat in Valley Springs is the place to get away from it all.

The two-bedroom main house sits on a mountaintop and has a dome-like roof. The concrete and truss beams form the dome and from the inside, the 360-degree view is of the stark -- we say lunar -- landscape. There is an observation deck at the apex of the dome and a detached one-bedroom guesthouse, should you have visitors of the earthly variety.