Perhaps one of the most interesting features of the home is the use of natural and repurposed materials. Since the estate is under strict guidelines from the local land-protection office, rigorous standards were maintained to seamlessly integrate the home with its surroundings. For example, each of the structures on-site is roofed with recycled terra-cotta tiles. Some walls inside the home were created using pretreated limestone mortar instead of paint. Other doors were made locally from oak and chiseled to become a part of the fabric of the home. Granite was taken from the property and repurposed as columns to help support various verandas.
The barbecue area is a striking example of these efforts—recycled juniper tree branches were used to create a wisteria-covered pergola. A wild olive trunk doubles as the base of its roof.