The residence of over 11,000 square feet welcomes you with stunning ocean views seen from throughout the home. In this living room, walls of glass, a stone fireplace and the richness of handpicked mahogany create a cozy, almost rustic setting.
As a personal retreat or for entertaining, the outdoor areas of this Arizona home offer an inspired living space. Framed by the mountain views and lush desert landscape, the double negative edged pool and spa are the perfect spot to relax. Flower beds inset into the patio offer color and life to the space.
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.
A flat roof and beige stucco exterior create an exterior design rooted in Southwestern style. Desert landscaping consisting of native Arizona plants, boulders and a gold-colored groundcover create curb appeal consistent with the overall home design.
The Territorial style and adobe exterior of the house were both designed to complement the architecture of the local community. While the exterior remains more traditional, the interior spaces -- like this covered sitting area and its furniture -- are heavily influenced by contemporary style.
Complete with swimming pool, spacious patio, landscaped pond and outdoor kitchen, this backyard is the ideal spot for outdoor entertaining. The stone kitchen area contains a grill, grand fireplace and bar area with iron barstools.
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.
In the kitchen, steel and glass upper cabinets disappear into an interior window, which allows as much light as possible into the kitchen and provide a spot to display art and dishes. Custom hardware adorns the lower cabinets and showcase a logo created just for the homeowners. Quarter-inch strips of glass were fused together to create the floating upper island top and are supported by steel hidden within the cabinets.
In the outdoor courtyard is a built-in stone bench makes for a comfy spot to relax. Cobalt blue pillows add a burst of color, and to bring in a touch of Mexican design, blue mosaic tiles are used in the arch inset. The house design is traditional Spanish with terracotta roof tiles and stucco walls.
This style originated in the American Southwest and incorporates Native American and Spanish elements such as warm, sun-washed colors, tile, exposed ceiling beams, handcrafted items and bright woven fabrics.