During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people discovered new passions or returned to old ones. Anastasiya Dudik and Dave Lingwood did both in the course of designing then constructing a one of-a-kind luxury A-frame home in the Southern California desert.

Based in Los Angeles, the couple spent 6 months driving 6,000 miles in their quest to find the perfect spot. They sought a place that invoked memories of Anastasiya’s childhood home in Ukraine.

Her family lived in the city, but kept a hata (home) in a rural area where they grew crops and raised livestock. It was here that she planted trees and built beehives with her grandfather.

The patio deck of the Hata A-frame house, showing the Belvedere Sofa, Aspen Fire Table, Belvedere Dining Table & Benches, and the beautiful Joshua tree scenic vista

Architectural Inspiration & Awe-Insipring Desert Views

Anastasiya and Dave finally found the perfect place in Yucca Valley, which is located in California’s Mojave Desert near Big Bear, Palm Springs and Joshua Tree. Designing and building a house was a new venture for the designer and TV producer, who got quite an education on the intricacies of the permit approval process.

The result is a stunning A-frame house you can rent via Airbnb. It features 4 bedrooms with king-size beds, 3 full baths and a large common area with panoramic views, as well as luxury linens, local coffee and tea, a surround sound system, an EV charger and a private entrance.

Exceptional Outdoor Spaces

The outdoor area is equally impressive with a saltwater pool, cedar hot tub and cedar sauna. Terra was proud to partner with the couple, providing most of the outdoor furniture.

A cozy deck and lounge area features:

Poolside provides a great place to relax in the sun or shade, along with:

Finally, soak in the panoramic desert views with sunrise coffee and sunset cocktails on the upstairs balcony from the comfort of 2 Belvedere Sectional Armless Chairs.

The Balcony area of the Hata A frame house. Showing a pair of Belvedere Armless chairs

Anastasiya and Dave hope their luxury A-frame oasis will provide an idyllic refuge for getting back to basics. As such they anticipate guests looking to enjoying the simple pleasures away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Furthermore, the couple have continued their new careers as builders with a 2,000 sq. ft. monolithic dome that will soon house a health spa.