Of all the bizarre information to emerge from the media circus that is the ongoing Depp v. Heard defamation trial, perhaps one of the most unexpected tidbits was dropped during the very first few seconds of Amber Heard’s opening testimony. After confirming her full name is indeed Amber Laura Heard, the “Aquaman” star revealed to the general public that she currently resides in Yucca Valley, California.

Unexpected? Indeed. Amber Heard, the glamorous Hollywood film actress who once dated Elon Musk, and who during her 2015-2017 marriage to Johnny Depp shared a vast portfolio of lavish homes around the world, now mainly resides in Yucca Valley — a somewhat unheralded town in California’s Mojave Desert, 120 miles east of Los Angeles.

Dirt was eager to learn more about the Yucca Valley digs. And while Heard’s name does not appear on the deed, research turns up multiple clues that all point to one particular property, a house currently owned by a mysterious trust with clear links to Heard.

The trust quietly acquired the six-acre estate in early 2019, paying $570,000. This was roughly a year before the coronavirus pandemic sent desert home prices soaring, so it’s a very good bet the property is now worth significantly more than that 2019 number.

Located deep in California’s San Bernardino County, Yucca Valley is a town of 20,000 people. The nearest “major” destination is Joshua Tree National Park, roughly 10 miles due east, though the city is also 27 miles north of Palm Springs and 55 miles east of San Bernardino.

Certainly one could argue there is a peculiar beauty to Yucca Valley’s desert landscape, in all its untamed natural glory. But the desolate setting remains distinctly more “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” than “Aquaman,” perhaps.

Amber Heard House Yucca Valley

Built in 2015, the custom home offers an attached three-car garage and nearly 2,500 square feet of living space.

Amber Heard House Yucca Valley

The six-acre property is naturally landscaped, meaning mostly maintenance-free for Heard’s peace of mind — no thirsty non-native landscaping or pesky irrigation systems to complicate things. But the listing does note that the property is wired for a “central controlled sprinkler system,” should Heard want to set up that operation.

Amber Heard House Yucca Valley

Inside, a main living area offers concrete floors, recessed LED lights and high ceilings.

Amber Heard House Yucca Valley

There’s also a fireplace and nifty bar area with a wine cooler. Amber Heard House Yucca Valley

The eat-in kitchen offers granite countertops, knotty cabinetry and high-end Wolf and Miele appliances.

Amber Heard House Yucca Valley

Amber Heard House Yucca Valley

When family and friends come calling, Heard can entertain at the dining area, which easily accomodates a large table and eight at dinner.

Amber Heard House Yucca Valley

There are three bedrooms in the house, with the primary suite equipped with direct access to the back patio.

Amber Heard House Yucca Valley

A built-in soaking tub takes center stage in the spa-style primary bath, which also offers dual vanities and a very custom stone shower.

Amber Heard House Yucca Valley

Temperatures can climb dangerously high in Yucca Valley, particularly during the summer, but a covered loggia keeps the sun’s deadly rays at bay.

Amber Heard House Yucca Valley

Other amenities include a whole-home stereo system and views over the surrounding hills and desert valleys.

Amber Heard House Yucca Valley

Perhaps most notably, the property also includes a 110-foot wooden bridge custom-engineered by the previous owner.

Amber Heard House Yucca Valley

The bridge leads over a shallow wash to a staircase cut into the rugged hill behind the house. Beyond the steps, a hillside gazebo is equipped with birds-eye views that stretch for miles over the neighborhood.

Amber Heard House Joshua Tree Yucca Valley