I think there are two things that are highlights or distinguishing characteristics of our new house. The first is the windows. There are many large windows and all have screens. These serve to allow as much of a breeze as possible to flow through the house. It's a tropical climate here, after all.
The second is the floor. The entire floor, except the bathrooms and kitchen, have this nice, dark wooden paneling floor. Even the stairs have it. It's really quite beautiful. It's also easy to sweep and mop, which have to be done regularly (lots of dust during the dry season).