Located in La Quinta, Calif., in the prestigious Madison Club golf community, this modern desert home, crafted with materials representing the surrounding mountains and desert, was designed as a vacation home. The floor plan functions impeccably in relationship to its surroundings as the home site faces the golf course and the majestic Santa Rosa mountains.
Located in La Quinta, Calif., in the prestigious Madison Club golf community, the home is crafted with materials representing the surrounding mountains and desert. Two elliptical radial walls define the focus towards the view through a covered pavilion.
Elegant desert landscaping leads to this modern home in La Quinta, Calif., which was designed with materials representing its surroundings. The home is nestled between prestigious Madison Club golf and the majestic Santa Rosa mountains.
The homeowners wanted the view to be an important part of the home's design, so two elliptical radial walls define the focus through a covered pavilion. The pavilion’s vanishing walls, through the use of pocket glass doors, allow for this space to work both as indoor and outdoor living. Since the homeowners love to entertain, the home is designed with four bedroom suites, two on each side of the pavilion space.
A striking sculpture makes a contemporary statement in the courtyard of this modern desert home. The covered pavilion blends the indoors and out with comfortable furnishings, a chic bar and dining area, creating the perfect spot to entertain.
Located along the western edge of Las Vegas at the base of Red Rock, this modern home utilizes minimal landscaping because of the dry, desert setting. A canopy has been designed to eliminate direct sunlight from entering into the residence during the hottest seasons while allowing maximum visibility to the south.
This modern desert villa is nestled into an Arizona hill, creating a 7,500-square-foot southwestern vacation home. The floor plan is designed to highlight the stunning views with large picturesque windows and comfortable outdoor living areas.
This modern, Southwestern style home gets a front yard makeover. The homeowners are concerned with water conservation in the summer months, so the designers used their desert surroundings to inspire their design. Because of the dry soil, erosion is always a worry, so a gabion wall was installed in the back of yard to help stave off any erosion issues. Flowerbeds were then added around the steps leading to the front door. Those beds were filled with desert plants that can easily handle the lack of water they will receive in the summer months. Then, landscapers added stones instead of mulch or grass to fill in the beds and in between the driveway and the stairs to keep down the reliance on water and to give the design a desert feel.
Smooth lines coupled with modern design is reflected in the home's exterior as well as the front landscape. Plants that require little water and lots of sunlight work perfectly with the desert climate.
A contemporary luxury home near the Las Vegas strip has native desert plants and an exterior wall draped in steel mesh as striking features, along with brick and concrete pavers for the driveway and walkway.
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.