desert gate

The courtyards’ generous 2,800 square footage outsizes each home’s interior spaces (garage included). Luis Ibarra and Teresa Rosano wanted to emphasize that point by creating entry gates that feel like grand doors.

The gate pivots around a steel pipe attached to the frame by U-bolts. "We wanted it to pivot so it would counterbalance itself," Ibarra explains. "By moving the pivot farther into the mass, we found a natural balance point."

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