This second story balcony enjoys stunning views of the Phoenix valley and surrounding red-rock hills. A bifolding screen is retracted to fully open the space to the views. When closed, the perforated screen minimizes the effects of the hot desert sun on the inside of the house while still allowing breezes to travel through the space.
A small gathering area attached to the home's kitchen enjoys views through sliding doors over the infinity-edge hot tub to the Phoenix valley below. The pathway along the side of the home is covered, providing shade for it and the inside rooms from the hot Arizona sun.
Thoughtful space planning maximizes views of the Phoenix valley from three levels of living at this contemporary home. The second story features a covered porch with bi-fold shade screens, the lower level enjoys panoramic stretches through large glass doors and windows and the pool sits on its own terrace, offering the same sweeping vistas.
Heavy columns were removed and replaced with thin steel columns during renovation to better expose the inside to the sweeping vistas beyond the property. The patio is now edged with raised planters featuring native plants and an infinity hot tub from which to enjoy the views.
The infinity edge hot tub and pool terrace enjoy unobstructed views of the Phoenix valley and surrounding red-rocked mountains. Planters filled with cacti help delineate the edge off the terrace without interrupting the vista.
Regardless of your stance on climate change you need look no further than your own backyard or at the water bill to see how the times are changing. In 2014 Arizona recorded the worst drought in its 110-year history of collecting weather-related data. Those statistics and perhaps a little guilt has led many in the Grand Canyon state to roll out the green carpet especially in areas (like around the pool) where grass can be difficult to grow.
The owners of this Arizona home wanted their own tropical oasis all year long, so they installed artificial grass around an incredibly opulent water feature. Plus Arizona is on schedule to be as dry as California and watering a lawn can be just as extravagant as a trip to the Seychelles.
Artificial grass can cut water bills by more than half and eliminate the need for toxic weed killers and fertilizers as well as costly and leaky sprinkler systems. The owners of this Arizona home in Paradise Valley will not only see a return on investment, but they’ll never have to water the lawn again.
The renovation of this Phoenix home included a second story addition that is cantilevered over the red-rock mountain and lower patio, preserving the outdoor living area. Inside is a new bedroom that enjoys privacy and scenery thanks to the red rocks. A door opens to a private balcony which offers clear views to the Phoenix skyline as seen from the front of the home.
This attractive modern master bathroom features a black floating vanity with rectangular vessel sink, a modern tub with mosaic tile surround, and large windows offering a great view of Phoenix outside.