Projections are given on the roof for protection from the summer sun and to extract heat from sun during winter. The house is placed beneath the ancient cottonwood with a distant view of Sandia Mountain Range in the east. Altogether the house is a wonderful piece of art!
The corners of rectangular layout are shaved off to impart a circular outlook to the platform. A small roof-space over the kitchen serves as an attic and adds to the style of the house.
It keeps its charm with the help of some details like the marble also seen in old churches and villas in Italy where the building materials look amazing even after centuries of usage.
The illuminated glass glows to indicate local weather conditions at night – green when the weather is fair and red when atmospheric pressure drops warning passing yachtsmen of possible stormy conditions.
The house borders the 160-acre Rio Grande Nature Centre to the south and Rio Grande River Corridor to the west. As the name indicates the house is near to wildfowl locale that host snow geese sand hill cranes and many red-listed birds.