The Blue Sky prototype house leads a second life as desert getaway for David McAdam and his partner Scott Smith. Tagged: Back Yard and Desert.  Photo 4 of 23 in 20 Desert Homes
The DeBartolos wanted to keep the desert tradition of incorporating water near the entrance of the house as a sort of welcome mat, but they skipped the faux hacienda 

fountain found throughout Arizona in favor of twin sheets of four-by-eight-foot steel plates that water pours over. Making the unusual fountain from standard-sized materials, which will weather naturally over the years, kept the cost down, too.  Photo 6 of 23 in 20 Desert Homes
After months of arduous design and construction, Marmol and Becket are thrilled to escape Los Angeles for their idyllic desert retreat. Tagged: Desert, Large Pools, Tubs, Shower, Concrete Pools, Tubs, Shower, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Walkways, Decomposed Granite Patio, Porch, Deck, Back Yard, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Exterior, House, and Metal Siding Material.  Photo 5 of 23 in 20 Desert Homes from Desert Utopia
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