Nancie Plum and Eric Shrode's home outside Sedona, Ariz., has fabulous mountain views, but they can't see them past their overgrown foliage. Their design challenge: Create an outdoor living space that makes Mother Nature the star.
Nancie and Eric chose Jim Law's vision for their high desert home. His plan makes the striking scenery part of the living space, both by revealing dramatic vistas and by creating outdoor living areas that integrate the desert mountains. In addition to expanding the front patio and creating a dramatic walkway, Jim's design converted half of the carport into additional living space. Other destination spaces include a firepit flanked by two water features to define the far edge of the terrace.