Half-inch steel plates and boards form work together as modern, sculptural retaining walls for a luxury touch on landscaping. The simple backdrop of the steel plate allows the decorative grasses to shine.
Double sliding doors open up to the outdoor patio with modern landscaping. A concrete flooring system was used to add the great texture to the multilevel back patio, while windswept siding complements the outdoors with its natural look.
This home—and especially its landscaping—is a fascinating mix of Southwestern meets modern. Metal beams and concrete retaining walls pair with sandy-colored gravel and feathery grasses for a look that's minimalist yet inviting.
California is in a severe drought, so all of the irrigation is buried underground and nothing is exposed, so that the water seeps into the plant life from underneath, rather than evaporating. This minimizes the amount of water loss and water use in the landscaping of the mid-century modern home.
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.
An angled terrace overlooks a sweeping view of the desert landscape in this contemporary home in Reno. The home's contemporary architecture offers effortless flow between interior and exterior spaces. The house is situated on nearly seven acres in an exclusive gated community.
The relaxed palette of warm woods, glass, metal and neutral tones of this modern home are repeated throughout the airy interior, which features expansive views of the ocean. Automated shades, lighting, A/V, security and climate settings are all controlled from one centrally located touchpad.