Fence post cacti, golden barrels and a small water feature surrounded by black river rock all complement the Southwestern style of this home in Scottsdale, Ariz. Meanwhile, a reclaimed wood gate handcrafted by local artisans leads into the central courtyard.
The goal with the fireplace was to create an architectural feature with enough visual weight to balance the large scale of the room and trusses. Incorporating industrial and rustic materials, including corten steel, rebar rods and angle iron, was also a key element of the design to tie together the home.The lighting through the pattern casts dramatic shadows across the golden walls, which were upholstered in burlap and then painted over for texture.
An oasis tucked into the desert, this Southwestern-style home has everything the owners could ever want: a covered patio, a full-sized pool and a lounge area for sunbathing. Tall cacti layer the landscape, too, for a touch of greenery.
At dusk, the rear patio transforms into a visual wonder, with vast stretches of sky overhead and a sleek fire pit to the left. Here, reclaimed wood benches and stools circle around the feature, creating an intimate space for after-dinner conversation.