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Residential mediterranean-exterior


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July 18, 2013
nestor_renteria wrote:
The Cacti look awesome in those pots!!! What type of Cactus is that?
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Fence post cactus
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March 7, 2012
Kirstin Lawrence wrote:
Paint color in this home - Hi there, wondering if you can tell me what exterior colors might have been used in this home color? Thank you!
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The exterior paint was selected from Dunn Edwards: Natural Bridge DE 6194.
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Where did you get the planters?
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November 29, 2014
djdee4 wrote:
How deep is the reflecting pond?
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July 3, 2013
voyzey wrote:
Tiles - Beautiful courtyard! Are these limestone pavers? Size and color?
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

In this Arizona house, a reflecting pool in the courtyard and a strong axis through the living space sets up a formal symmetry. Vertical plantings, columns, and exposed rafter tails beneath the roof create rhythm and add human scale to the space. In a desert climate, the use of a reflecting pool in the courtyard has an evaporative cooling effect on the microclimate of a home. The solid mass of stucco masonry walls provides thermal storage for heat during the day and releases it back into the atmosphere at night.
Debra Prinzing added this to Reflecting Pools as Liquid Assets
This courtyard is quite beautiful, but it could look stark if furnished only by stone pavers and sleek cactus-filled containers. The rectangular bubbling pool acts like a liquid carpet, drawing the eye — and anyone arriving here — to the front doorway. Nearly all the senses are pleased in this scene.

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springboard my dream house floorplan off this possibly!
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December 9, 2014
Modern Spanish patio
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December 9, 2014
Reflecting pool fountain
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Our style
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Doors pool
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landscaping idea with cactus on pots
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Doors to pool
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November 30, 2014
water feature
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November 30, 2014
i like
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Open courtyard
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November 23, 2014
Want this concept for patio
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inner court yard
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Favorite front entry
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November 21, 2014
Courtyard fountain
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November 14, 2014
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November 12, 2014
Like the courtyard
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November 10, 2014
courtyard, stone fountain
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November 7, 2014
water feature , roof, pass through view
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November 7, 2014
Reflecting pool with natives
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November 7, 2014
roof and cactus pots
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November 6, 2014
span mod
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November 6, 2014
rafter tails
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November 5, 2014
The sequence of spaces and views is handled well. Courtyard to living room to distant view. The courtyard itself is too stiff and formal.
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November 3, 2014
Reflective pool
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All prefab rooms connected by a breezeway
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water feature concept
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October 31, 2014
Discreet pool
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stone base and wooden pillars
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Spanish 2x2 ceiling windows
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Clean lines, smooth surfaces
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pool courtyard
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If we live in Arizona
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September 29, 2014
Roof deck
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Interesting court yard.
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September 28, 2014
Almost our courtyard
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September 26, 2014
stone or tile floor
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short shed roof
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September 24, 2014
high windows deep, wood-trimmed. color of stucco.
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Atrium with pool - fountain? in Mediterranean home.
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courtyard, fountain,
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September 11, 2014
I like the design
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Patio entrada
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Roof design (Terrace)
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Espejo de agua
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Cactus planters
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Cactus, planters
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Reflecting pond
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September 4, 2014
Everything, especially pool entry and view through house.
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August 31, 2014
Pool area with entrance from each room
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reflecting pool
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August 30, 2014
Backyard reflecting pool
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August 28, 2014
serene instead of fountain
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August 27, 2014
shallow pool with lit water feature, a much smaller version would be cool. I like the cactus in the planters.
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Kids mini pool
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Modern Spanish
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New elevation
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August 20, 2014
Note post detail, also shelves under windows, and pots like we already have
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August 18, 2014
Cactus in pots, windows keep it open so your eye travels all the way through house
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Column base II
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laustro moderno
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House Design
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u shape courtyard
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Courtyard house
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Narrow centre courtyard without pool
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Vigas debajo de otras vigas
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afkapping rondom zodat je eronder kan staan bij regen
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July 27, 2014
The lighting the flow the openess
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July 26, 2014
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July 26, 2014
planters next to wall
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July 25, 2014
I can't see it yet!!!!!!!!!!!!
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July 25, 2014
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July 25, 2014
I like the flooring for the outdoors main terrace
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July 25, 2014
courtyard barn
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July 25, 2014
I like how square this is but I want the pool in the middle of my house
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Spanish style homes
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Puertas a Jardin
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Layout of courtyard
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doors look to the view from the courtyard
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What about a u shaped building
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July 10, 2014
Spectacular use of pool in front courtyard. WOW!
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July 9, 2014
Priya like
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July 8, 2014
Put travertine tile all the way up to both walls in entry and place planters on either side
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Small windows
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My Arizona home
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Macetas y porch
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Modern spanish house
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nice space
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Love love
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June 25, 2014
love this courtyard.. A serene look instead of a fountain for our courtyard.
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Teja y patio, luz
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June 18, 2014
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June 15, 2014
Very clean
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Water in courtyard
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June 15, 2014
Inner courtyard for sitting, not water
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June 12, 2014
Nice entry
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June 11, 2014
Rock accent around pillars, courtyard
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June 9, 2014
this is just a little to close together, but kind of the idea. Simple, clean. Needs a swimming pool in the middle.
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outdoor space
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June 5, 2014
Spanish style house with water feature in the center of house
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court yard
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Detalles columnas/ macetas
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Macetas y piso
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П хэлбэр
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May 30, 2014
warmth of stucco color in low lighting-stucco color
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May 29, 2014
Love the water
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May 27, 2014
love this courtyard
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May 25, 2014
Court yard4
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Nice courtyard
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Clerestory windows for hallway
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gardur i gegn
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house color
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May 20, 2014
water body and plants
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May 20, 2014
can't figure if that is a pool or water feature
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May 18, 2014
Espejo de agua piedra
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May 18, 2014
Water fountain - stunning
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May 15, 2014
center idea of house
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May 15, 2014
Airwell and pond
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May 14, 2014
Flush shallow pond fountain
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May 14, 2014
Courtyard fountain.
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May 14, 2014
Similar to moka
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Ventanas y puertas
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May 13, 2014
interesting water feature
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May 11, 2014
center courtyard w/ water feature
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May 10, 2014
courtyard with flat fountain for kids to play in (minus the cactus :))
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May 10, 2014
محيط جميل
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May 10, 2014
Great courtyard with craft and feel
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stone in fountain
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Open spaces
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Rooms on each side courtyard
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Water feature
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