Honorable Mention: Desert Home With Open Patio

Located in the desert of La Quinta, Calif., this modern home from South Coast Architects features expansive glass windows, an infinity pool and an open patio for lounging. The result is an elegant design that easily blends into its environment. 

Photo By: Mark Davidson

Photo By: Mark Davidson

Photo By: Mark Davidson

Photo By: Mark Davidson

Photo By: SOUTH COAST ARCHITECTS

Photo By: Mark Davidson

Photo By: Mark Davidson

Modern Desert Home With Covered Pavilion

Located in La Quinta, Calif., in the prestigious Madison Club golf community, the home is crafted with materials representing the surrounding mountains and desert. Two elliptical radial walls define the focus towards the view through a covered pavilion.

Covered Entertaining Pavilion for Modern Desert Home

The homeowners wanted the view to be an important part of the home's design, so two elliptical radial walls define the focus through a covered pavilion. The pavilion’s vanishing walls, through the use of pocket glass doors, allow for this space to work both as indoor and outdoor living. Since the homeowners love to entertain, the home is designed with four bedroom suites, two on each side of the pavilion space.

Covered Outdoor Patio Perfect for Entertaining

Vanishing walls, through the use of pocket glass doors, blend the indoors and out for this modern desert home. The covered outdoor pavilion features a chic bar area, comfortable furnishings and the piece de resistance is a sunken fire pit and sectional.

Modern California Home With Infinity Pool

The modern infinity pool with sunning shelf and contemporary lounge chairs overlooks the prestigious Madison Club golf course in La Quinta, Calif. Views of the Santa Rosa mountains were important to the homeowners, so the outdoor and indoor space were designed to make the most of them.

Modern Desert Home in California

Located in La Quinta, Calif., in the prestigious Madison Club golf community, this modern desert home, crafted with materials representing the surrounding mountains and desert, was designed as a vacation home. The floor plan functions impeccably in relationship to its surroundings as the home site faces the golf course and the majestic Santa Rosa mountains.

Luxurious Modern Desert Home With Mountain Views

Elegant desert landscaping leads to this modern home in La Quinta, Calif., which was designed with materials representing its surroundings. The home is nestled between prestigious Madison Club golf and the majestic Santa Rosa mountains.

Modern Courtyard in California Desert Home

A striking sculpture makes a contemporary statement in the courtyard of this modern desert home. The covered pavilion blends the indoors and out with comfortable furnishings, a chic bar and dining area, creating the perfect spot to entertain.