Desert views in Scottsdale

This garden echoes the desert around it

Desert views in Scottsdale

An infinity-edge pool melts into the desert; silhouetted against the evening sky are an ironwood tree and an agave in a pot made by artist Darcy Badiaci for Pearson and Company [I {(602/840-6447)}].

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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 ( or 800/937-5058), drops off to meet the desert.


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