Stunning Structures: Contemporary Desert Retreat Anticipates Every Need

With an infinity pool, outdoor lounge, fire pit and sweeping views of Tucson, Ariz., this contemporary backyard anticipates your every need and delivers. By layering her design with native plants and showcasing the desert's beauty, Elizabeth Przygoda-Montgomery easily made this space feel like one with its surroundings.

Photo By: Matt Vacca

Photo By: Matt Vacca

Photo By: Matt Vacca

Photo By: Matt Vacca

Photo By: Matt Vacca

Photo By: Matt Vacca

Backyard Turned Private Paradise

Tucked into the hillside and encircled by trees, this outdoor space by designer Elizabeth Przygoda-Montgomery seems like something out of a dream. Here, the residents can take a lap in the infinity-edge pool, stretch out and nap by the lounge, or gather around the fire pit and enjoy views of the desert at sunset.

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Chic Seating + Succulent Garden

By the pool, a modern chair and southwestern throw encourage hours of easy reading, while a teal table keeps refreshments in reach. Large cacti and succulents layer the landscape, adding local greenery and interest to this enchanting outdoor space.

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Covered Lounge Doubles as Dining Area

With a corrugated metal roof and large cutouts, this covered lounge offers shelter from the afternoon sun and encourages cool breezes to filter in. Throw pillows and an area rug in neutral hues help showcase the subtle texture of the structure itself: the brushed concrete, the beams radiating from the fireplace and the unique pattern of the tile flooring.

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Bistro Lights Illuminate Dining Space

At night, bistro lights and a working fireplace cast an enchanting glow across this chic dining space. With a table set for six, the owners and their guests can enjoy dinner al fresco and then head to the fire pit for drinks.

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Thoughtful Landscape Lighting

Walking across the backyard at dusk is a visual treat thanks to twinkling trees and thoughtful landscape lighting. Follow the stone pavers around the pool and arrive at the fire pit, safe and sound.

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Fire Pit With a View

Clean lines and low-level garden walls provide sweeping views of the desert and city skyline below. In turn, this modern fire pit area works in harmony with the local landscape, accentuating its natural beauty.

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