This International Award-winning Hybrid House design came out of the context: the extreme heat of the desert in Palm Springs, CA. A stunning view of the St Jacinto mountain range asked for large windows but faces west. This needed protection from sun infiltration and led to the dramatic, floor-to-ceiling glass wall with a sweeping overhang. The architects are proud to have created the first zero-net house (new construction) in Palm Springs.

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Desert Canopy House -- a wall of glass faces the mountains and the large overhang protects it from the sun and heat.

The front entrance opens into the great room next to a linear pond. The home becomes a perfect showcase for the owner's artwork collection.

The glass wall on one end of the kitchen frames the mountain views. The cabinetry, all glass-fronted lowers, with a convection stove and cylindrical vent make this room about the view and the art.