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.
The southwestern home with stucco exterior walls and terracotta roof tiles seamlessly blend the indoors and out. The living room opens up to a welcoming patio, complete with inset flower beds full of color.
There are good times to be had on this round patio.The outdoor dining and lounge area allows guests a space to enjoy the outdoors. Made of flagstone, it features lounge chairs, floor lamps, a stand-alone antique stove and a table with umbrella shade.
Every element of this outdoor space is beautifully thought out, from the series of arched doorways that perfect line up with the narrow pool to the contrast of the green vines against the home's neutral exterior.
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.
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.
Color is key to creating a lively Spanish-inspired outdoor dining area. The yellow pergola, Talavera tile behind the grill, Saltillo patio tile and cobalt-blue seat cushions all work to enliven this festive alfresco space.
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.
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.