Las Vegas Sun

August 29, 2016

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Architect Eric Strain designed this award-winning house on a hillside in Summerlin to be adaptable to the desert. There are no windows at the rear because they would face west -- and the punishing afternoon heat. Instead, the back of the home is garage, which acts a buffer between the living space and the sun.

Beverly Poppe

Architect Eric Strain designed this award-winning house on a hillside in Summerlin to be adaptable to the desert. There are no windows at the rear because they would face west -- and the punishing afternoon heat. Instead, the back of the home is garage, which acts a buffer between the living space and the sun.