Are you burned out on run-of-the-mill opulence in your luxury home? Then what you need, my friend, are water features!
Start small with, say, an interesting but unimposing fountain at the entry.
Move up in complexity by increasing the scale…
…and number of materials.
Then expand your stage…
…set the mood…
…and Yowza! They don’t call it Paradise Valley for nothing!!
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@Emerald63: It is indeed. Sorry for the interruption!
I suppose if you’re determined to turn a desert into “Paradise” you might as well do it attractively. At least no one can say that resources have been squandered on bad taste in this case. The interiors are a bit bland, but are definitely not weird or tacky. But that landscaping… Oh.My.
Actually, I recently read that a swimming pool is not as wasteful as one might imagine, even in normally dry or drought stricken areas. A pool and the usual concrete surround takes up square footage that might otherwise go to landscaping that requires ongoing watering, whereas a pool is filled but once (for the most part). Also, it provides a water reserve should wildfire strike.
The one issue with this particular listing, though, is that it has both a pool area and an expansive green lawn – in Arizona. Checking satellite images shows that most other properties in the area have either a very small green space or none at all, unlike this one.
It’s all just so beige that, when I came to the room with the bright blue it was like when The Wizard of Oz goes from b&w to color.
But why is the description SO SHOUTY?
@MsWildhack: To make up for the bland beiges?
BTW, the turquoise stuff is great, but I also like the dusty purple footstool and pillows. Isn’t it weird, though, that so many places have either not enough color or waaay too much?
Yeah, I’ve noticed that in my real estate website surfing — everything is either “Let’s see how many shades of off-white we can use” or it’s “Explosion at the Crayola Factory”.
@MsWildhack: Exactly. Theories on why, anyone?