Desert Domains: Amazing Houses Built for Desert Living
Images: Erich Remash Architect
There’s something especially appealing about a house that has been created to withstand the extreme weather that comes with a desert climate. These houses are full of grace and refinement, while also embodying a toughness that you don’t often find.
The silhouettes of these desert domains mirror the flat and blocky buttes surrounding them. The exteriors are made up of some of my favorite materials: steel, concrete, wood, glass, stone, or stucco. Minimal landscaping is the way to go in this kind of gorgeous setting.
This home utilizes the warm climate by creating large outdoor living spaces that are both inviting and utilitarian. These spaces are defined by a series of connected pavilions, creating a natural progression from the main living area to the outdoor patios and pool.
Maximizing the View
Image: Home Adore
Along with providing outdoor spaces for use year-round, this home highlights the stunning view with wrap-around glass walls. The modern deck is great for coffee or cocktails, while the indoor panorama would work well for watching a storm roll across the sky.
Another notable trait of desert homes, on the edge of civilization, is the sense of freedom from design limitations. Can you imagine seeing a home like this in suburbia?
What are some desert living elements you could incorporate into your lifestyle?