Collection by Diana Budds

Just Deserts: 5 Standout Homes in Arid Climates


From their locations in the high desert of Washington state to Arizona and Nevada, these five homes make the most of extreme climates.

A narrow building next to the main structure houses storage and an outdoor kitchen.
The kitchen island is topped with PaperStone in slate and wrapped in the same steel used to clad the house’s facade.
The master bedroom opens on two sides to the outdoors, where Lockyer placed a custom black-chrome wall clock.
A floor-to-ceiling window frames the dining area.
For the seating area, the couple selected a Charles sofa by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia in addition to CH07 Shell...
For the landscape design, Burnette sought to maintain the property’s natural vegetation and rocky ground surface.
Near the main house, James Turrell’s pyramidal Skyspace structure invites visitors into its dark recess for a chance to...
Murren chose maintenance-free materials, such as Stepstone precast concrete pavers for exterior decks and...
Architect Maurice McKenzie was inspired by symmetrical design, and the resulting linear and stark-white architecture...
Warren Platner, though, gets the credit for the Wire series lounge chair for Knoll in the bathroom.

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