Desert views in Scottsdale

This garden echoes the desert around it

Simplicity of design gives this Scottsdale, Arizona, garden a Zen-like serenity. The property enjoys views of Black Mountain and a desert panorama.

To blur the boundaries between the garden and the surrounding desert, designer-builder Peter Magee of Magee Custom Homes (480/575-5254) used a few tricks: A giant "window" in a wall on one side of the patio frames views in that direction; the infinity-edge swimming pool, surfaced with black Pebble Tec (

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