This modern Southwestern style home is eco-friendly-something the homeowners are concerned about. The drought resistant plants will hold up in the harsh desert climates, and instead of grass, the homeowners have used gravel and other rocks to cut down on their water consumption.
The natural materials of stone and wood blends seamlessly with the desert surroundings. A negative edge pool captures and reflects the beautiful sunset drama and makes this outdoor space simply divine.
This luxury estate home in Texas features five bedrooms, five baths and 6,500 square feet of living space. The stone and stucco exterior suits the Southwest landscape, and a separate entry off the motor court offers privacy for guests. A red tile roof complements the green trim and lush landscaping.
Surrounded by beautiful trees and plantings, this home combines southwestern and modern styles to create a welcoming home that fits perfectly into natures. Stacked stone walls provide privacy as well as texture to the exterior, and bright green front doors are a bold burst of color to the home.
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.
Reclaimed Materials and Desert Plants Landscape This Southwestern Style Home
The concern for this design was sustainability, so to landscape the exterior of the house, the designers used mostly reclaimed materials, like the stones that make up the gabion wall, and plants that wouldn't require much water, such as the cactus.
The water conscious homeowners of this modern, Southwestern home boasts drought friendly plants that can easily withstand the dry heat of the summer months. Instead of planting grass that will need to be watered, the homeowners have used gravel to protect the plants' roots from the heat.
Gabion Wall to Hold Off Erosion and Weather Resistant Plants in Desert Climates
This modern, Southwestern style home gets the perfect desert landscape. A gabion wall stands at the back of the yard, next to the foundation of the house to help curb erosion. Small flowerbeds then cascade down the yard along the steps. These beds contain durable plants that can survive the summer heat in this desert climate without much water. Instead of mulch in these beds, the beds are filled with rock to keep from having to grow grass that would require lots of water during the summer months. This way, the home's front yard is completely sustainable.
Natural Hues Bring the Desert Landscape to Life in Southwestern Front Yard
The designers of this beautiful Southwestern style landscape use natural colors to make the space standout. The brown hues of the rocks in the gabion wall and the tile accent steps compliment that natural green hues of the desert plants that surround them, making the landscape of this house match the natural landscape of the land that surrounds it.
Serene Southwestern Stone Home in Puerto Vallarta with Luxurious Swimming Pool
The clear pool water reflects the gorgeous architecture of this Puerto Vallarta home that combines the interior and exterior elements to create a tropical paradise experience. Curtained archways lead to balcony and patio space perfect for soaking in the scenery.