The Big Idea - Skow Residence - Desert-Ready Home - House Tour - Bob Vila
3 of 8
The Big Idea
Skow gave the students a tour. "He was wearing a big sombrero," Sommerfield remembers. "He looked at a student and said, 'You could use a sombrero.' The student looked back at him and said that his house could use a sombrero, too." That conversation led to the distinctive, sun hat-style roof that so defines the look and performance of the house.