Cantilevered Modern Home

This modern home from Mark Silva features a large cantilevered overhang above Asian-inspired entry doors. The home features drought-resistant Southwestern landscaping and a blend of modern and contemporary elements indoors.

Photo By: Jim Brady

Photo By: Jim Brady

Photo By: Jim Brady

Photo By: Jim Brady

Photo By: Jim Brady

Photo By: Jim Brady

Photo By: James Brady

Photo By: Jim Brady

Photo By: Jim Brady

Photo By: James Brady

Photo By: James Brady

12-Foot-Tall Cantilever Leads to Front Door

This elegant entryway is framed by a cantilever that is 12 feet high. The cantilever separates the entryway from the courtyard, which are both well lit to showcase each one's elegant design.

From: Mark Silva and Dawson Design Group, Inc.

View of Stone Gates from Courtyard

The entrance of this home is reminiscent of a the gates surrounding an ancient dynasty. Strong and elegant, the gates of this home certainly set a tone of grandeur. Included in this beautiful view is a piece of custom designed cast glass. It is visible from the Zen Garden on the other side and glows in the sunlight, furthering the grand feeling of this home.

Gates of this Home Lead Into Stone Interior Entryway

These heavy, elegant gates lead further into the home's private space. Although the gates do not lead directly into the home, the stone floors and walls and the wood ceiling continue the elegant look into the interior entry.

From: Mark Silva and Dawson Design Group, Inc.

View of Interior Courtyard from Inside the House

From inside the house, guests and homeowners alike can enjoy a breathtaking view of the home's elaborate inner courtyard.

From: Mark Silva and Dawson Design Group, Inc.

Interior Courtyard with Grill, Bar and Custom Built Fire Pit

Once guests pass through the exterior gates, they enter a large courtyard. This courtyard contains a grill, bar and fire pit. This permanent, custom built fire pit has marble ledges that allow the fixture to double as a coffee table, making this space the perfect place to entertain-no matter the season.

Guests First Glance of the Home's Elaborate Interior Courtyard

Upon entering the gates, guests get a clear view of the courtyard. They can see the grill, bar and custom fire pit, as well as the build in benches made from pre-cast concrete.

Southwestern Home With Desert Landscape

Stacked stones in soft shades of sand and brown are used to create beautiful textured walls for this southwestern home. The angled wall provides a protected, private entry to the home and large courtyard. When the sun sets behind the cutouts in the wall, it creates a spectacular vision.

Back Entryway Leads Into Zen Garden Through Gate in Cedar Wall

The slotted stone wall lines the walkway to the back of the house. From this side, the homeowners can pass through the gate in the cedar wall and enter the Zen Garden, just off the master bedroom.

Asian Inspired Gates Lead Into Home

The metal gates that lead into the interior entryway of this home are inspired by the Asian dynasties of old.

Contemporary Terrace on a Southwestern Home

This southwestern-inspired home features stunning architectural details, including stacked stone exterior walls. A flagstone terrace with a curved perimeter captures the 180-degree view of foothills and mountains beyond.

Contemporary Home Exterior With Beautiful Landscaping

Creating a "saw-tooth" type floor plan gives all the rooms views of the landscape. Seamless transition between the wood and large windows create a contemporary design, while a stacked stone accent wall brings a touch of rustic to the home.