One of my favorite landscapes is the desert around Palm Springs (California) and also happens to be home to the work of one of my favorite architects, Richard Neutra.
The 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom Kaufmann Desert House was built in 1946 and was designed to emphasise the connection to the desert landscape. The major outdoor rooms are enclosed by a row of vertical fins that offer flexible protection from the heat & sandstorms.
I think it has an air of old hollywood glamour to it - maybe not a coincidence that Frank Sinatras house is just around the corner & another of my fav's (ill post on that another time!)
Critics have recently stated that it is one of the '5 most important houses of the 20th Century'.
I can just see myself by that pool, cocktail in hand at sunset on a hot balmy night...
Although considering it last sold in 2008 for $15 million that will surely remain a dream!