When you arrive at Smoketree Ranch and enter through the stained-glass doors, you’ll feel like you’re stepping onto a private resort – because you are. Located in Borrego Springs, but surrounded by 1,400 acres of open space in the Anza Borrego Desert, this custom-built estate is a welcome retreat. The home was built using energy-efficient straw bale construction and landscaped with native, low-water plants. There is a private airplane hangar on the property, as well as separate guest quarters for visitors. From the formal entry, the home extends like two arms around the outdoor patio, complete with pool, spa, fireplace and stargazing deck. The site was designed to maximize the 360-degree views and city light-free stargazing opportunities. Indoors, exquisite craftsmanship fills every room, from the gourmet chef’s kitchen with an oversized island and imported Italian tile to the fireplace and built-in wall unit in the great room. Smoketree Ranch is a truly unique desert masterpiece. http://smoketree-ranch.com/photo-gallery.html