The contemporary swimming pool overlooks the Santa Catalina Mountains. Colorful tiles bring southwestern flair to the steps up to the hot tub, while the sundecks feature submerged red lounge chairs with black-and-white umbrellas.
Water tumbles across a steel structure surrounding the grill and into a basin below, creating a soothing sound for the pool area. The deck is clad in Oklahoma fieldstone, helping the property to blend with its natural desert surroundings.
To make this outdoor oasis a more versatile space, designers added an outdoor eating area for the family to enjoy meals in the outdoors. Donned in bold colors, this space complements the colors of the mountains surrounding the home, making the space feel natural and connected with nature.
Instead of stealing the spotlight, this modern home in Scottsdale, Ariz. uses a streamlined, one-story design to keep all eyes on its desert surroundings. As a result, guests who follow the paved driveway can admire tall saguaro plants and see Pinnacle Peak in all its glory.
A U-shaped outdoor bench with trellis-patterned cushions overlooks stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains. In the middle of bench sits a long stone firepit, making this the perfect outdoor space for gathering with friends.
This Arizona desert retreat features rustic, southwestern style with stacked stone walls, terracotta roof tile and large windows to overlook the gorgeous view. Designers Tor Barstad and Joni Wilkerson and general contractor Emilio LoCascio of Gemini Development Corp. created an infinity pool with a seamless transition with the surrounding patio.
During renovation, the stairs in the living room were repositioned along the side wall, which allowed a new opening between the room and the adjacent kitchen and encouraged movement of light and views through the two spaces. Sculptural rings hang from the ceiling, emphasizing the height of the room, while glass partitions running along the stairs and landing allow for the generous Arizona sunlight to travel to all corners of the home.
Reclaimed wood is used in the barstools, dining table and range hood to bring a rustic touch to this country-inspired kitchen. The space features traditional cabinets, a harlequin backsplash and top-of-the-line appliances.
General contractor Emilio LoCascio suspended a swing from the ceiling to add an element of fun and whimsy to this eclectic living area, which opens up to the dining room and kitchen. Exposed beams, matching square chandeliers and beautiful tile floors are used throughout all the spaces to create a seamless look.
This cozy poolhouse sits behind a rustic villa in the Arizona desert. The home is constructed of mostly stone with a low roofline and beautiful covered patio at the front. A variety of different types of stones cover the ground and create an interesting visual.
The entryway of this Arizona retreat opens up to a large living room and bar area. Exposed beams and stacked stone walls and fireplace create a rustic vibe, while accessories and cacti plants bring in an element of the southwest.
Regardless of your stance on climate change you need look no further than your own backyard or at the water bill to see how the times are changing. In 2014 Arizona recorded the worst drought in its 110-year history of collecting weather-related data. Those statistics and perhaps a little guilt has led many in the Grand Canyon state to roll out the green carpet especially in areas (like around the pool) where grass can be difficult to grow.
The owners of this Arizona home wanted their own tropical oasis all year long, so they installed artificial grass around an incredibly opulent water feature. Plus Arizona is on schedule to be as dry as California and watering a lawn can be just as extravagant as a trip to the Seychelles.
Pops of pink, coral and yellow abound in this boho-chic bedroom, capturing the vibrant colors of the Arizona desert at sunset. Shiplap walls, wood floors and neutral curtains ensure that the space will grow with the little girl.
This rustic estate in the Tucson, Arizona, desert sits below a beautiful mountain range and benefits from unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape. The property has a swimming pool, windmill, fountain and gorgeous landscaping that blends in with the desert seamlessly.