The striking landscape and rock formation anchor this home, with the main rooms facing the dramatic forms and the best direction for solar gain in winter and shelter from the hot summer sun. Also important are overhangs and deep set windows, shaded spaces as well as protection from the wind, to make this a comfortable and inspiring home. An energy efficient wall system is planned, as well as water harvesting and photovoltaic panels on the roof. Low maintenance and durable materials are a request, so the home is as enduring and timeless as the landscape.