HGTV Dream Home 2010: Motor Court Pictures

The tongue-and-grove pine ceiling extends beyond home interiors to the motor court, which features a Belgard-paved driveway. "The colors are very muted, so it blends in very well with the architecture and the landscaping," says home builder Mark Roccaforte.

Custom-crafted metal mesh columns that flank the motor court are filled with rocks sourced at a local quarry. The golden hue complements the home's stucco exterior.

A three-car garage with full-view garage doors blends seamlessly into the Contemporary Southwest architecture of HGTV Dream Home.

In keeping with community covenants, exterior lighting that illuminates rock columns is cast downward to avoid unnecessary light pollution.

Landscaping blurs the line between desert and yard near the motor court. Indigenous pine and crushed gravel ground-cover make for a seamless transition.