Modern Take on Classic Southwestern Home

Modern design touches offer a fresh take on a classic Southwestern home. A courtyard with stucco walls welcomes visitors to the recessed entry, while a private courtyard features a swimming pool for cooling off on hot desert days. Pivoting doors throughout the home allow for indoor-outdoor living year-round, including the master bathroom with its large copper soaking tub.

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

Photo By: Roehner + Ryan

White Modern Exterior and Metal Gate

A perforated metal gate is just the beginning of this home's stunning modern design details.

Modern Front Porch and Cactus

From the front door to the orange bench cushions to the cactus highlighted against the white exterior, every detail of this modern home is beautifully planned.

Modern Front Porch With Orange Benches

The front porch of this home is like a stylish preview of coming attractions. Deep benches are topped with thick cushions in rust orange, the color a pretty combination with the paneling on the front door and soaring roof.

Modern Front Exterior and Gate

Curb appeal and how! This home's minimalist exterior is a sneak peek at the streamlined beauty that awaits indoors.

White Modern Exterior and Cactus

A white wall and four cactus plants and suddenly, this home is a work of art. The minimalist design strikingly highlights the home's desert location.

Pivot Front Door

A pivot door is the home's front entrance letting the foyer be entirely opened up to the front porch.

Modern Open Plan Kitchen With Checkered Rug

A long island with a waterfall countertop is a graceful transition in this open concept home between the kitchen, with its warm, wood cabinetry, and the cooler, brighter palette of the rest of the room.

Black and White Gallery Wall

Repeating a favorite piece of artwork can turn the design into a striking gallery. Here, a black-and-white plate becomes a graphic frame for another black-and-white image.

Modern Open Plan Neutral Kitchen With Black Hood

Sometimes, stunning materials can be all the decor that's required in a room. This kitchen's cabinets are simply finished to show off the wood's beautiful grain.

Modern White Great Room and Patio

The outdoors are an intimate part of this home's great room. Huge panels of walls disappear to join the kitchen and living area with a shaded patio. And lots of white surfaces bounce sunlight all around the space.

Modern Dining Room With Courtyard View

The dining table presides over the home's vast great room and its adjoining patio, with a rounded, oversized pendant light as the crowning glory.

Modern Living Room With Concrete Floor

Concrete floors keep the interiors laid-back and simple, wet pool feet welcome.

Master Bedroom With Concrete Floor

The master bedroom is housed in one of the wings wrapping around the courtyard and pool. Slide back the glass doors and the patio is there for the playing.

Modern Master Bathroom With Wet Room

Instead of dividing up the master bathroom, the designers left it as one open room. There's a wet half with the shower and tub and a dry half with a floating vanity and mirror.

Modern Master Bathroom Shower and Tub

The shower and tub belonging to the home's master bathroom are housed in one sleek wet room. A wide door at one end leads outside, enhancing the indoor outdoor feel.

Modern Master Bathroom With Copper Tub

With the opening of a door, boom! This luxurious (indoor) master bathroom becomes an outdoor one. And can we talk about that yummy copper tub?!

Pool and Master Bathroom

The master bathroom comes with a door out to the courtyard, allowing its shower and tub to be easily used for post-swim rinse offs.

Modern Pool and Courtyard

The patio's sweeping roof gives the outdoor space the dramatic feel of a stage, ready to host the most stylish outdoor entertaining productions.

Covered Modern Patio and Pool

With its honey-colored wood paneling, the underside of the patio's roof is a soothing visual resting place against the outdoor area's starker design.

Modern Pool and Courtyard

Despite lots of hardscaping, this courtyard feels cool and comfortable with a swimming pool at its center, strategically placed container gardens and an easy connection to the home's interior.

Pool and Planter With Woman

Lots of hardscaping, just right amount of container gardens, this home's courtyard has the stylish outdoor area formula down! A modern planter with slim metal walls is a lovely way to break up all the hard surfaces.

Modern Courtyard With Pool

The house wraps around this wonderful courtyard with a pool at the heart of it. For shade, a roof swoops up and out from the great room, a way to give shelter without making the space feel closed off.

Modern Patio and Outdoor Fireplace

The fireplace is part and parcel of the exciting geometry of this patio's accent wall. The wood-paneled ceiling reflects the warm glow.

Modern Patio With Metal Planter

A metal planter allows for a beautiful spot of green in the midst of this patio's relatively spartan landscape design. Proof that even a little green can go a long way.

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