Desert Mountain Getaway

Everything about this Arizona mountain retreat lives large thanks to Tor Barstad's design, which takes advantage of the home's beautiful desert setting and makes the most of indoor-outdoor living.

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Infinity Pool Overlooking Arizona Desert

Comfortable lounge chairs surround a contemporary infinity pool that overlooks stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains.

Arizona Retreat Blends Indoors and Out

An open floor living room has a seamless transition to the outdoor patio, which features an infinity pool and stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains. General contractor Emilio LoCascio arranged retractable glass walls which make for an easy flow and comfortable seating both inside and out.

Rustic Balcony With Stunning Views of Arizona Desert

Black contemporary chairs with red pillows sit between two stacked stone columns that frame gorgeous views of the Arizona desert and mountains.

Relaxing Outdoor Patio at Arizona Desert Retreat

A U-shaped outdoor bench with trellis-patterned cushions overlooks stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains. In the middle of bench sits a long stone firepit, making this the perfect outdoor space for gathering with friends.

Southwestern Arizona Home With Stunning Pool

A beautiful pool is steps away from the back of this desert mountain retreat. Chunky yet contemporary lounge chairs surround the pool, making for the perfect relaxation spot.

Contemporary Pool Overlooking Arizona Desert

Oversized contemporary lounge chairs surround a beautiful pool with views of the Arizona desert and mountains. Stacked stone walls and terracotta roof tiles are used to create a rustic southwestern home exterior.

Rustic Mountain Retreat Blends Indoors and Out

The Arizona desert mountain retreat features a seamless transition between the indoors and out. The living room and kitchen open out to the pool. General contractor Emilio LoCascio of Gemini Development Corp. tucked a TV that can be lowered and concealed in the patio flooring when not in use.

Arizona Retreat With Pool Overlooking Gorgeous Desert

This Arizona desert retreat features rustic, southwestern style with stacked stone walls, terracotta roof tile and large windows to overlook the gorgeous view. Designers Tor Barstad and Joni Wilkerson and general contractor Emilio LoCascio of Gemini Development Corp. created an infinity pool with a seamless transition with the surrounding patio.

Arizona Desert Mountain Retreat

Built into the mountain, this stunning Arizona retreat features rustic southwestern style and has breathtaking views of the desert.

Arizona Desert Mountain Retreat

Desert landscaping and a paver driveway lead to this beautiful Arizona desert retreat, which features stacked stone exterior and terracotta roof tiles.

Rustic Arizona Retreat With Contemporary Pool

A stacked stone exterior sets a rustic tone for this Arizona desert mountain retreat. The home blends indoors and outdoors seamlessly with large windows and a living area that opens up to the pool. Oversized lounge chairs add a contemporary touch, as well as the perfect spot to relax poolside.

Open Floor Plan Dining Room and Kitchen

Distressed chairs are paired with a contemporary glass table and square chandelier in this eclectic dining area. The dining room opens up to the kitchen and rustic bar area, making this the perfect space for entertaining.

Open, Rustic Living Room With Stunning Stone Fireplace

A comfortable seating area with a leather sofa and chairs centers around the stacked stone focal wall, which houses a fireplace and flat-screen TV. The large living area is grounded by oversized neutral tiles, while exposed ceiling beams bring a rustic touch to the home.

Eclectic Bedroom With Exposed Ceiling Beams

A mix of contemporary and traditional furniture in blacks, grays and reds combine for a bright, comfortable bedroom. The space opens up to a balcony that overlooks the Arizona desert.

Rustic Bar Area With Cozy Seating Area

A rustic bar area features stacked stone walls, exposed ceiling beams and leather barstools. Next to the bar sits a cozy seating area, perfect for relaxing with a drink and chatting with friends.

Open Dining and Living Room With Views of Arizona Desert

The eclectic dining room combines a textured table and seagrass dining chairs with a pair of sleek square chandeliers. Stacked stone walls are paired with large picturesque windows overlooking stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains.

Glamorous Bathroom With Walk-In Shower and Marble Bathtub

Large diamond tiles ground this contemporary bathroom, and a beautiful slab of marble creates a feature wall from floor-to-ceiling behind the vanity. Small square tiles are used for the floor and ceiling of the shower, while the bathtub surround is made from marble.

Arizona Desert Retreat Living Room is Open, Rustic

The entryway of this Arizona retreat opens up to a large living room and bar area. Exposed beams and stacked stone walls and fireplace create a rustic vibe, while accessories and cacti plants bring in an element of the southwest.

Open Living Area in Arizona Desert Retreat

General contractor Emilio LoCascio suspended a swing from the ceiling to add an element of fun and whimsy to this eclectic living area, which opens up to the dining room and kitchen. Exposed beams, matching square chandeliers and beautiful tile floors are used throughout all the spaces to create a seamless look.

Comfortable Living Room With Southwestern Influences

A cozy TV-watching spot in this Arizona desert retreat is the perfect space to relax or have some quiet time. A cowhide area rug grounds the space, while furniture in soft tans and distressed woods bring an earthy, southwestern style to the space.

Rustic Living Room Overlooks Arizona Mountains

Stacked stone walls create a rustic living space that opens up to stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains. A long sectional is paired with chairs and distressed tables for a comfortable, family-friendly space.

Contemporary Guest Room With Built-In Mini Bar

In this Arizona desert retreat, the contemporary guest bedroom features shades of gray, creating a serene monochromatic color scheme. The upholstered bed is flanked by matching nightstands, hanging lights and large mirrors. For a resort-like feel, a built-in alcove houses a mini bar and storage cabinets.

Rustic En Suite Bedroom With Stacked Stone Fireplace

A soft gray color palette contrasts against the rustic elements of exposed ceiling beams and stacked stone in this cozy bedroom. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow beautiful views of the Arizona desert and mountains.

Contemporary Meets Southwest Bathroom

This contemporary white bathroom features sleek cabinets, neutral stone countertops and simple pendant lights. A southwestern-inspired area rug and mirrors bring in a touch of the surrounding Arizona desert.

Rustic, Cozy Seating Area and Bar

A pair of black-and-white chairs and a contemporary sofa create a cozy seating area around the southwestern-inspired fireplace. Exposed ceiling beams lead over to a rustic bar, complete with brown leather barstools and stacked stone walls.

Southwestern Desert Retreat in Arizona

Stacked stone columns lead to a black front door, making a dramatic entrance into this Arizona home.

Southwestern Living Area With Rustic Bar

This Arizona mountain retreat entryway opens up to a bar area with stacked stone focal wall. Large neutral tiles ground the space, while exposed beams add to the rustic style of the home.

Updated Rustic Kitchen in Arizona Mountain Retreat

Reclaimed wood is used in the barstools, dining table and range hood to bring a rustic touch to this country-inspired kitchen. The space features traditional cabinets, a harlequin backsplash and top-of-the-line appliances.

Open Living Area and Bar is Rustic, Welcoming

The front door of this Arizona desert retreat opens up to large living space with a bar, perfect for entertaining. Exposed ceiling beams and stacked stone columns bring a rustic quality to the space, while an oversized leather sectional provides comfy seating in front of the fireplace and TV.

Rustic Open Floor Plan Dining and Living Room

Stacked stone walls and exposed ceiling beams bring a rustic quality to this open floor plan dining room and living room. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains. A contemporary glass dining table is surrounded by distressed chairs with a cool square chandelier above.

Traditional Butler's Pantry Full of Organization

A combination of open and closed storage makes organization a cinch in this butler's pantry. Rustic cabinets fill one side of the space with center glass cabinets to display favorite china, while the opposite wall has open cabinets with wicker baskets for easy-to-stow storage.