The Blue Agave Inn sits on a 15 acre Sonoran Desert hill. The highest point of the summit was preserved within a large open courtyard that separates the owner’s dwelling and the guest casitas. This feature shelters the casitas from the west sun while pulling in pre- prevailing breezes cooled from the surface of an oppositely located negative edge pool. The regionally derived home is built of integrally colored plastered masonry and earth toned concrete floors. Exposed ceilings and courtyard roofs are expressed with sandblasted timbers, planking, corbelled ends and supporting wood columns. Its smooth exterior finish of pigmented and stained plasters gives the home an earthen character. Plan elements follow a study of Frank Lloyd Wright and exposed timber design is inspired by the Green and Green Brothers of Pasadena, early 1900’s.