The water conscious homeowners of this modern, Southwestern home boasts drought friendly plants that can easily withstand the dry heat of the summer months. Instead of planting grass that will need to be watered, the homeowners have used gravel to protect the plants' roots from the heat.
Etched-finish pavers surrounded by a pebble border define each space, the living room and dining area. Weathered redwood slats are used to create an open ramada that provides shade from the hot Tuscon sun during the day.
Black-and-white starburst tiles create a striking, graphic look to the outdoor fireplace. Above the chunky wood mantel, a flat-screen TV is concealed behind sliding rustic doors. A comfortable sofa with bright red cushions combines with an exposed wood coffee table.
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.
The balcony extends the outdoor living space of this southwestern home. Stone tiles in warm terracotta shades ground the space, which is the perfect place to dine al fresco. Flower boxes and potted trees add life to the outdoor room.
Black-and-white starburst tiles create a striking, graphic look to the outdoor fireplace. Above the chunky wood mantel, a flat-screen TV is concealed behind sliding rustic doors. A comfortable sofa with bright red cushions combines with an exposed wood coffee table and deep-seated armchairs.
The open courtyard features an elegant southwestern style with an adobe-style fireplace, stucco walls, exposed wood beams and terracotta tile floors. Comfortable furniture surrounds the fireplace, creating a welcoming outdoor gathering space.
Puerto Vallarta Tropical Pool Deck With Circular Lounge Sofa Overlooking the Ocean
Gorgeous architecture and natural beauty combine to create this dreamy Puerto Vallarta pool deck. Lounging on the circular cushion provides 360 degrees of beautiful views of the ocean, the pool and the patio.
Southwestern Home Surrounded by Desert Landscaping
Low-water landscaping combines with sleek paver walkways and copper walls to create a rustic yet welcoming outdoor space. Stacked stone and stucco walls mix with terracotta roof tiles for a quintessential southwestern home.
Neutral wicker furniture is combined with a glass coffee table and elegant lantern chandelier for a comfortable outdoor seating area. Exposed wood ceiling, stucco walls and textured neutral brick patio evoke a southwestern feel, overlooking the beautiful pool area.
Grill With Extended Countertop Provides Outdoor Cooking, Dining Location
A built-in grill is flanked by an extended countertop to provide a comfortable space to cook and dine on this southwestern style patio. Turquoise-colored Spanish tile trims the water feature, fireplace and countertop for a cohesive look throughout the patio.