Modern Home with Grand Entry

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.
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September 25, 2015
From: Mark Silva

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: Jim Brady

Photo By: Jim Brady

Photo By: James Brady

Photo By: James Brady

Photo By: James Brady

Photo By: James Brady

Photo By: James Brady

Photo By: James Brady

Photo By: James Brady

Photo By: James 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Contemporary Kitchen With Wine Bar

Sleek contemporary cabinets are paired with black countertops and a mosaic tile backsplash. A large wine rack and wine fridge are perfect for housing and displaying the homeowner's wine collection.

Contemporary Dining Room With a View

Large windows bring tons of natural light into this contemporary dining room. Blue-gray chairs are paired with a simple, round table, but the star of the space is the cylindrical chandelier.

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.

Contemporary Powder Room With Stacked Stone Accent Wall

The contemporary powder room looks out to views of the distant mountains. A chunky white countertop is paired with a sleek floating vanity, while a stacked stone wall adds texture to the space.

Contemporary Master Bathroom With Floating Vanities

Sleek floating nightstands and clean white countertops set the scene for this contemporary master bathroom. Light blue glass tile is chosen to soften the modern design, while neutral tile grounds the space.

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.

Modern Master Bathroom With Showstopping Bathtub

Dark brown stone is used as the tub surround and a privacy screen between the contemporary bathtub and walk-in shower. A picturesque window beside the tub overlooks the Zen garden outside.

Contemporary Great Room With Media Wall

An ipe wood inset in the stacked stone accent wall features a flat-screen TV and vertical fireplace. Jewel-toned throw pillows add color to the contemporary gray sectional, and floor-to-ceiling windows provide beautiful views.

Contemporary Great Room is Warm, Open

Contemporary in style, this family-friendly great room houses multiple seating areas and a dining room. the stacked stone accent wall features a ipe wood inset with the flat-screen TV and vertical fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow views of the courtyard and beautiful scenery.

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.

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