Near the western edge of Joshua Tree National Park native juniper and pinyon pine distinguish this Yucca Valley area. Construction of the adobe-style dwelling sought to reduce impact to the landscape, making use of the natural wash and contours, thereby minimizing grading of the one acre lot. Along the side and around the back patio, the natural landscape was enhanced with new, drought-tolerant vegetation. A self-contained interior courtyard features both drought-tolerant and non-traditional desert specimens. A seasonally adjusted drip irrigation system further supports the conservation goals.