No matter what the season, this home's louvered screen serves double duty. Designed to keep interiors cools and reduce the penetration of harmful UV rays by reflecting sunbeams back to the outdoors, it also serves as a protective railing -- just throw open the upper doors and presto, all the charm of a balcony without actually having one
Crisp and angular, there's a subtle echo of Frank Lloyd Wright minimalism, a sense that every inch of space has been meticulously planned and utilized. A solitary palm pays tribute to the desert setting while introducing an element of randomness among the ordered architecture.
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