Plan for a Bit of Shade for Your Best Summer Outside
If you’ve ever lived in a scorching climate like the one in Texas where I grew up, you know the value of shade. While the outdoors can be rejuvenating, invigorating and healthy, it can also be super hot! Yet you don’t want to be relegated to the indoors all summer. You want to be free — but not sunburned. Read more
Great patio design, beautiful hardscaping and savvy plant choices combine to create perfect outdoor spaces just in time for the warm spring and summer months.
Contemporary and Classic
A beautiful wall with Spanish arches serves as the backdrop for this gorgeous backyard lounge area designed by Jamie Durie. The look merges elements of Old-World design with the clean lines of contemporary style. Read more
Smart landscaping solutions to keep wandering eyes and noise pollution out
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When You Want to Be Alone
There was a time you could kick back in glorious solitude right in your own backyard. Then the family next door cleared some trees on their lot. And on the other side, the neighbors’ new master suite includes a second-story deck with nice views—into your yard. Suddenly, you feel like you’re living in a fishbowl. Read more
On the famous Arizona Country Club, in Phoenix Arizona, two immaculate homes situated on the 17th fairway, featuring breathtaking views of the golf course and incredible sunrises. Rich Tuscan architecture is evident throughout with the use of light, cross ventilation, and authentic, old world, wood and stone work.
Huge entertaining areas are very inviting, and the gourmet kitchens are fully equipped with Viking stainless steel appliances. With generous indoor and outdoor living spaces and a central location, this is the perfect home for those with an active lifestyle. 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, great room,living room, and media room, 3 car garage. 3405 N. Valencia with 4,400 sf, priced at $2,200,000 – 3411 N. Valencia with 4300 sf, prices at $2,100,000