As a creative conduit for the homeowners' ideas, Tor Barstad created a one-of-a-kind hillside hideaway that mixes Old World Architecture with contemporary style. With almost 9,000 square feet, this home's use of organic colors and rustic finishes connect the space with the desert surroundings.
Earth-toned stacked stone is used to create a beautiful exterior for this Arizona home. Overlooking the desert landscaping is a large balcony with dining area and comfortable lounge chairs. Urns full of cacti bring the southwestern landscaping into the design.
In the same landscape, landscape architect Keith Anderson also created this Southwest garden, complete with "musicians." Along with the Asian- and European-style gardens, the entire landscape fits into an acre lot. Social events held in the three spaces have seen up to 270 people at one time in the garden.
Southwestern Fireplace in Relaxing Outdoor Courtyard
This Dallas home was designed with a chic hacienda feel that reflects classic southwestern style, including terracotta tile roof and stucco walls. The inner courtyard features a dramatically tall stucco fireplace, where family and guests can relax.
A neutral paver driveway leads up to a gorgeous southwestern-inspired home with stucco walls and terracotta roof tiles. Desert landscaping, full of cacti and pebbles, reflects and takes full advantage of the Arizona surroundings.
Southwestern Patio With Turquoise and Yellow Accents
Turquoise Spanish tile and bright yellow stools add a sunny vibe to this southwestern style patio and tie in with the colors of a swimming pool just out of site. A retractable awning on the pergola allows the homeowner to control the amount of sunlight that falls on the outdoor entertaining area.
The Spanish-style home consists of several structures including the main house, barn, guest quarters and office clustered around a walled outdoor courtyard. An 80-year-old Italian stone pine provides a majestic canopy to the home.