Tate created continuity from indoors to out not only with the large expanses of glass, but also by extending the same materials from inside to out. The brown schist we saw used indoors continues to the exterior, from the house's facade to the edge of the pool. The polished concrete aggregate floor changes only in texture, with a washed exposed finish outdoors. The overhangs provide shade starting at around 3 p.m. in the summer, creating a microclimate on the patio that allows the couple to enjoy the outdoors during the hottest months. The sheer descent at the edge of the pool keeps the water circulating and cools it.