Picturesque Landscapes: Desert Home With Bronze Sculpture and Fire Feature

The landscaping around this Scottsdale home was designed to complement the colors of the surrounding Arizona desert. Native plants such as saguaros and agaves add a touch of texture, and an infinity-edge pool is accented by a large bronze sculpture that's illuminated by a fire feature at night.

Photo By: Thompson Photographic

Photo By: Thompson Photographic

Photo By: Thompson Photographic

Photo By: Thompson Photographic

Photo By: Thompson Photographic

Photo By: Thompson Photographic

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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