That mixture of Territorial, Spanish, and contemporary styles continues into the backyard, where a stone deck looks out onto the horizon. After a leisurely afternoon of sunbathing, the owners and their friends can cross the pavers towards the pool for a refreshing swim.
Phoenix pool builder Kirk Bianchi removes the “artificial penguin exhibit” and replaces it with an ironwood tree salvaged from the desert (one of three he places around the yard). He declutters the landscaping, introduces new decking and adds overflow to all sides of the pool, enhancing the lovely mirror effect.
Comfortable lounge chairs overlook the contemporary pool and Pacific Ocean beyond. Columns outfitted with curtains provide protection from wind and sun, as well as an element of privacy. Native grasses soften the hardscaping.
This contemporary pool house includes a kitchen and seating area. An oversized, cantilevered ceiling provides shade and shelter to the grilling area, and a telescoping glass wall can be closed to protect the seating area and bathroom from the elements when needed.
The swimming pool, which flows through the entryway and around dining and living spaces, is an integral part of this contemporary house's design. Walls open up to the outdoors creating a seamless transition to the natural surroundings.
Oversized contemporary lounge chairs surround a beautiful pool with views of the Arizona desert and mountains. Stacked stone walls and terracotta roof tiles are used to create a rustic southwestern home exterior.