This is a Southwest Desert contemporary home is located in the gated community of Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona. The exterior of the home is made up of rose quartzite stone that was pulled from the local area, and dry stacked stone, which is incorporated in the living space of this home.
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.
Set back from the curb in an exclusive Palm Springs neighborhood characterized by tall hedges and hidden properties, this translucent entry gate opens to an expansive garden showcasing native plants. The design is by landscape design firm Steve Martino and Associates, an American Society of Landscape Designers award winner.
If you live in a dry environment with plenty of sunshine and cool nights, the desert modern look may be a perfect fit. Characterized by simple, low-slung lines, rough textures and classic Western patterns, desert modern is a good mix of contemporary and classic touches.
The home is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and has beautiful desert landscape surrounding it. Floor-to-ceiling glass brings the setting into the master bedroom (though hidden blackout shades offer total privacy when desired).
Simple, low-water landscaping highlight this contemporary outdoor living space, creating a seamless transition with its natural surroundings. The inviting outdoor kitchen and dining area sit under a sleek pergola, which helps to define the space and provides shade during the daytime. A fire pit with modern armchairs is the perfect spot to enjoy the evening.
This contemporary bedroom in a private estate at Seven Canyons in Sedona, Ariz., was created to fit the natural beauty of the site. The design incorporates natural materials and allows a full view of the desert landscape through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Rectangular pavers create a contemporary walkway across the lawn that continues over the sleek swimming pool. A simple iron fence meets safety needs while maintaining a seamless look from the designed outdoor space to the natural landscape beyond.
Blending Balinese pod-style architecture with their own contemporary design aesthetics and placing it in a southwestern setting was no easy task, but Tate Studio Architects somehow makes it look effortless. Note how the home's neutral exterior perfectly complements the colors of the desert.