Barrio Historico House, Tucson, Ariz.

The neatly composed street elevation barely hints at what lies within.

The house's side courtyard is shielded from view by the building and a high garden wall.

The main living space observes a visual boundary that includes the courtyard and pool.

What appears to be a high window is, in fact, a periscope that projects a roof-top view of the Tucson Mountains onto a mirror mounted above the kitchen cabinets.

Deep glass soffits cast watery reflections overhead.

The master suite opens onto a more private rear courtyard.

The master bath

The rear courtyard

The master bath, with its windowed shower, relies on the garden wall for privacy.

The floor plan

This building section shows the profile of the periscope.

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