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.
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 four-bedroom beauty is nestled in the foothills of Tucson, Arizona. Its Southwestern-style architecture makes it blend harmoniously with its desert surroundings and shows them off from numerous balconies and patios.
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.
This infinity pool captures the views from every angle. The natural materials of stone and wood blend seamlessly with the desert surroundings. A negative edge pool captures and reflects the beautiful sunset drama and makes this outdoor space simply divine.
This two-story contemporary southwest home captures the views from every angle. The natural materials of stone and wood blends seamlessly with the desert surroundings. A negative edge pool captures and reflects the beautiful sunset drama and makes this outdoor space simply divine.
With built-in bookshelves, rolling chairs and a glass-topped desk, designer Raegan Ford has everything she needs in this contemporary home office. Grasscloth wallpaper helps soften any outside noises, while a cowhide rug and faux skull nod to the desert surroundings.
This Arizona-based home office doubles as a space for the home owner's interior design work. Two multicolored upholstered chairs with nailhead trim are positioned in front of a glass design table, while a large wall-to-wall window offers a stunning view of the surrounding desert landscape.
This second story balcony enjoys stunning views of the Phoenix valley and surrounding red-rock hills. A bifolding screen minimizes the effects of the hot desert sun on the balcony and inside of the house while still allowing breezes to travel through the space. The panels can be completely retracted to fully reveal the views.
The picturesque spa/pool in this quaint, mountain backyard is surrounded by low, maintenance desert plants and comfortable patio furniture, allowing for visitors to enjoy the pool, even if they don't enjoy being in the pool.
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.
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.
A cozy porch with sofa benches creates a comfortable entertainment space just off the guest house. With its muted accent pillows, neutral cushions and natural woods, this space blends perfectly with the house and its desert surroundings, creating a space that does not intrude on nature, but complements it.
This custom desert mountain home has stone accents that blend in with the surrounding environment. The beautiful swimming pool and hot tub that surround the stone patio are the perfect spot for a moonlit dip.
Designers created the exterior of this home to blend into the natural surrounding of the structure. Striations on the exterior of this home complement the strata of the Redrock Mountains, while the landscaping around the pool helps to create the feeling that the space is a part of the desert, helping the home to blend into its Nevada surroundings.
A wall of sliding glass doors opens fully and is concealed in a pocket of the wall to seamlessly connect this living area with the adjacent patio. Perfect for entertaining, the indoor-outdoor space allows guests to meander as they please. The natural materials of stone and wood blends seamlessly with the desert surroundings.