Office tower

You’d never guess that the bright, sunny office in the casita houses a state-of-the-art computer work center. It looks like a relaxed country cottage with its pale yellow walls, window shutters, ceiling fan, and whitewashed blue laminate floors. But it’s a fully functional high-tech home office. What once would have housed farming tools or a water tank now serves as a place for harvesting the Internet. Raised herb gardens nearby are easily accessible to indoor and outdoor kitchens. Ceiling fan: Casablanca. Computer, printer, fax: Hewlett-Packard.

Photos: Jay Graham, David Wakely