A paver walkway leading to the pool is flanked by low water shrubs and mulch. Lounge seating beside the pool feature modern umbrellas for shade, and a long frosted glass wall ensures there's privacy from the neighbors.
These modern homes hope to reduce the impact of new constructions on the land which they inhabit, and part of that is using materials and plants that are eco-friendly. In this yard, designers have minimized the need for watering by replacing much of the home's grassy areas with limestone. In the small sections of grass, designer have planted indigenous plants that do not require extensive watering or additional irrigation.
HGTV Dream Home 2012 Front Entrance With Stone Wall
The HGTV Dream Home 2012's boardwalk-style front entrance greets visitors with stacked limestone walls and a lush lawn of Kentucky bluegrass, ornamental grasses and evergreens. The home's modern rustic architecture includes a Juliet-style balcony for taking in the mountain views.
Flagstone Path Leads to Southwestern Home's Entrance
To enter the beautiful desert oasis in the front of this house, guests walk up a flagstone path lined with indigenous desert plants, connecting this landscape design with the home's natural surroundings.