The house is straw-bale and makes use of the insulation properties of the material to conserve energy while incorporating contemporary and southwestern design influences. The kitchen is lit by a passive solar system of skylights that allow natural daylight to enter the main living space between plastered ceiling beams. These elements give the living area an open, vaulted feel with hints at southwestern and craftsman styles. Dark Caesarstone quartz countertops and bar tops in the open floor plan kitchen sparkle in the glow of energy-saving led lights in cork light boxes. The dark-colored counters and floors contrast with light cabinets and walls for a bold, rich contemporary aesthetic.
The stairs also make use of led lighting in strips along the undersides of the banisters. A chocolate wall stringer contrasts starkly with light yellow American Clay plaster walls and honey-colored maple treads to bring out colorful southwestern-style Fireclay tile risers in mosaics of yellow, brown and blue.
The cabinets throughout the house are done in a Shaker style, with an emphasis of function above form. Simple lines, light finishes and recessed panel doors and drawers are typical of this design. One bathroom is floored in dark green veined Marmoleum with a shower done in complimentary Trend Q recycled glass mosaic tile and Stone Peak recycled content quartzite. The other bathroom has chalkboard paint walls and a mirror edged in decorative southwestern-looking tiles. Both bathrooms have vanities with speckled white Caesarstone quartz countertops that contrast nicely with the darker elements in each.