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Though the obstacles they faced were formidable, this couple’s perserverance brought them closer together and made their dream home a reality.

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  After months spent researching solutions to make her home’s fabric roof functional, Lisa Sette can finally relax.  Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
    After months spent researching solutions to make her home’s fabric roof functional, Lisa Sette can finally relax. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
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  The metal shed, where Lisa Sette and her husband lived temporarily, was featured on the cover of Dwell’s first issue.  Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
    The metal shed, where Lisa Sette and her husband lived temporarily, was featured on the cover of Dwell’s first issue. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
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  In the original design, steel structural elements were meant to support a distinctive fabric roof but the material was not weather-resistant.  Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
    In the original design, steel structural elements were meant to support a distinctive fabric roof but the material was not weather-resistant. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
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  The standing seam metal roof consists of steel panels coated with corrosion-resistant coating.  Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
    The standing seam metal roof consists of steel panels coated with corrosion-resistant coating. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
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  The plan is simple: Two rectangles are connected by a bridge that traverses a desert wash. The effect of the light shining into the glass-walled living room is what first attracted Sette and Shikany to the house.  Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
    The plan is simple: Two rectangles are connected by a bridge that traverses a desert wash. The effect of the light shining into the glass-walled living room is what first attracted Sette and Shikany to the house. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
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  An elegant palette of materials defines the open kitchen. The rear counter is sanded stainless steel; the island counter is Purpleheart (an exotic hardwood) with a range by Dacor.  Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
    An elegant palette of materials defines the open kitchen. The rear counter is sanded stainless steel; the island counter is Purpleheart (an exotic hardwood) with a range by Dacor. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
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  In the office are Metropolitan chairs by Jeffrey Bernett for B&B Italia. Most artwork hung throughout the house comes from Sette’s art gallery.  Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
    In the office are Metropolitan chairs by Jeffrey Bernett for B&B Italia. Most artwork hung throughout the house comes from Sette’s art gallery. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
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  In the entryway, what at first appears to be a rug is actually cut blue glass terazzo designed by Marwan Al-Sayed.  Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
    In the entryway, what at first appears to be a rug is actually cut blue glass terazzo designed by Marwan Al-Sayed. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
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  In the study, an oil painting by David Kroll, one of the artists represented by Sette's gallery hangs above a Le Corbusier daybed.  Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
    In the study, an oil painting by David Kroll, one of the artists represented by Sette's gallery hangs above a Le Corbusier daybed. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
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  The custom leather platform bed was designed by Shikany’s firm, PS Studios.  Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
    The custom leather platform bed was designed by Shikany’s firm, PS Studios. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
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  The dramatic bathroom features a glass sink designed and cast by Mies Grybaitis of OIA. The etched glass shower is accented by green glass tile.  Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
    The dramatic bathroom features a glass sink designed and cast by Mies Grybaitis of OIA. The etched glass shower is accented by green glass tile. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.

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