The clients for this desert retreat near Los Angeles requested that their weekend home be practical, indestructible, and beautiful. Minimal maintenance was an important factor in all decisions.
A minimal choice of materials therefore seemed appropriate. With the exception of the carpeted bedrooms, all of the floors are the same white terrazzo tile. The walls are all the same color white; the three bathrooms have the same tiles, fixtures, and fittings. What sounds like a recipe for boredom instead has the opposite effect. The simple palette has the impression of making the home seem larger than it really is: the overall feeling is one of calm repose.