Every November a Home Tour is sponsored by Phoenix Home and Garden.
The homes are usually old 1920's farmhouses or 1950's Ranch style homes. The remodels are done by professional architects and designers... so you know the ideas are good and sound.
This home has turned into a Spanish Style Hacienda in North Phoenix Scottsdale area. The gate is anchored by two lion heads and the interior courtyard bosts a cantera stone fountain.
The landscaping is lush desert style outside the courtyard and tons of green grass in the rear. The 2.5 acre lot provided pleanty of room for secret gardens, pool and private patios.
The old guest house is now a billards room with full kitchen and bath. 4 French Door Sets on this tiny structure...give the impression of an outdoor playarea. Great for teenagers and adults alike.
Every outside door, widow and trim is painted this gorgeous turquoise blue and the walls are a pale salmony pink. Perfect for the desert.
Make sure to check out the Phoenix Home and Garden Novemeber Editions for photographs of each of the remodels from this tour. It happens every year and is always an amazing event full of so many ideas.