Master Retreat: Zen Retreat With Asian Accents

In this master bedroom by Tate Studio Architects, clean lines and glass walls allow for unobstructed views of the desert. In turn, the space is utterly zen, with South East Asian artwork and artifacts adding a Bali twist to the contemporary canvas.

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic

Photo By: Thompson Photographic

Photo By: Thompson Photographic

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic

Photo By: Thompson Photographic

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Photo By: Thompson Photographic; Interior Design by Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

Asian Contemporary Master Bedroom With Stone Wall

The style of the master bedroom—and much of the home in general—is a blending of Balinese and contemporary styles. A sliding pocket door opens to connects the bedroom to a gorgeous spa bathroom and closet.

Contemporary Asian Master Bedroom With Desert View

The home is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and has beautiful desert landscape surrounding it. Floor-to-ceiling glass brings the setting into the master bedroom (though hidden blackout shades offer total privacy when desired).

Master Bedroom and Patio

Stroll outside the master bedroom at sunset. The corner opens to a patio and sweeping desert sky views.

Contemporary Asian Master Bedroom With Buddha

The carved wooden Buddha on the wall of the master bedroom comes from the homeowner's extensive collection of South East Asian art and artifacts.

Asian Master Bathroom With Mountain View

The master bathroom's freestanding Victoria and Albert tub looks out onto Arizona's Pinnacle Peak. A Buddha statue and petrified wood end table complete the blissful scene.

Asian Master Bathroom With Statue

The master bathroom offers pampering to rival any spa with incredible deserts vistas on three sides, Asian art and this beautiful freestanding tub from which to soak it all in.

Asian Spa Bathroom With Desert View

Set up on a wooden platform with a statue as sentry, a freestanding soaking tub is the star of this spa master bathroom. Supporting actor award goes to the gorgeous desert surroundings.

Neutral Modern Great Room With Wine Storage

The stunning great room takes its color scheme cues from the desert. A freestanding wall with wine storage makes a unique backdrop to this sitting area.

Modern Neutral Living Room With Copper Fireplace

The living room uses texture to make the space rich with depth and visual interest. There's a freestanding wine storage wall (hello, form and function!), a copper fireplace, leather furnishings and stone walls.

Black Asian Powder Room With Statue

The powder room dazzles with an onyx counter, basalt vessel sink and another statue from the owner's personal art collection.

Neutral Modern Open Plan Kitchen With Black Backsplash

In the kitchen, a black backsplash pushes the light-colored, oak cabinetry to the visual forefront. Countertops and the kitchen island are onyx.

Modern Neutral Open Plan Kitchen and Dining Table

The neutral kitchen masterfully layers a mix of materials: oak cabinets, a basalt backsplash and travertine countertops. The custom-made dining table, made from oak and ebony, easily has room for eight chairs.

Modern Neutral Great Room With Oak Table

To create continuity between the open concept kitchen and dining area, designers had an oak dining table custom made to match the kitchen's oak cabinets.

Modern Great Room With Candle Row

The mood in this open concept great room is of uninterrupted space from inside to outside. Light pours in through walls of glass and clerestory windows. The fireplace gets a striking surround of copper. In one corner of the room, the wine cellar becomes an integral part of the visual display, which also includes a series of prints by Robert Motherwell.

Patio With Black Hot Tub and Pool

No boundary separates the great room from the patio. Stroll a few steps outside to enjoy the infinity pool, fire pit, hot tub or an al fresco meal.

Black Infinity Pool With Sculpture and Cactus

The infinity pool has all the grandeur of a sculpture garden with embedded cactus planters, a fire pit and a large bronze sculpture by artist Guy Dill.

Black Infinity Pool With Lounge Chairs

Not only does this infinity edge pool reflect the wide open skies; there's also a shallow end just right for two lounge chairs, the coolest seats in (er, make that out of) the house.

Sleek, Infinity-Edge Pool at Sunset

Motorized sliding glass doors open right to the patio and so create a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor living spaces. At the same time, an infinity-edge, black water pool allows the owners to swim against the sunset.

Bronze Sculpture Draws Attention to Mountains

Resting inches above the water's surface is a bronze sculpture titled 'Devorah' by Venice Beach artist, Guy Dill. As it curves towards the sky, the piece draws even more attention to the cacti and mountains in the distance.

Fire Feature Illuminates Sculpture

At night, a fire feature ignites along the edge of the pool, creating a stunning meeting of the elements. The piece is fully functional, too, as it showcases the metallic sculpture.

Black Infinity Pool

Made from black basalt, the gorgeous infinity pool doubles as a reflecting pool.

Southwestern Plants Offer a Touch of Texture

Saguaros, shrubs, agaves and other native plants offer a touch of texture to the front of the property. Better still, they also serve as a natural wall that helps separate the home from the main road.

Modern Home Set Against Arizona Mountains

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.

Ranch Home Rear Exterior and Desert

The home seems to rise up out of the desert, an oasis with a black basalt swimming pool and sculpture by California artist Guy Dill.

Home's Exterior Complements Desert Colors

Blending Balinese pod-style architecture with their own contemporary design aesthetics and placing it in a southwestern setting was no easy task, but Tate Studio Architects somehow makes it look effortless. Note how the home's neutral exterior perfectly complements the colors of the desert.

Ranch House Exterior and Motor Court

The home's simple, striking approach to ranch house architecture is evident from the driveway, enclosed on one side by the house, on the other by the surprisingly sleek garage.

Exterior View of Master Suite

The architecture's clean, straight lines and plentiful windows helps the home blend in harmoniously with its desert setting.

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