The “Hacienda Del Carnero” is a 5,500 sq ft single story custom home on a lush green La Quinta golf course nestled up to the darkly colored local mountains. Inspiration for the design layout and massing came from studying classic Wallace Neff buildings and historic Spanish haciendas. This home features multiple courtyards with varying layers of privacy and unexpected interest in the construction details. To contrast the “old world” feel of traditional massing elements, this home uses large modern steel windows and cutting-edge German kitchens/cabinetry from Leicht. The architecture compliments the owner’s large collection of art throughout the home, each space is designed with gallery lighting fixtures and natural sun lighting. The focal point of the home is the central courtyard featuring a bright blue zero edge pool and drought-resistant landscaping, this creates a private oasis atmosphere in the desert environment. This residence was designed to be the perfect entertaining space for large parties while also having a cozy and warm feel when it’s just the owners.