This part of Arizona, Desert Mountain, enjoys cooler temperatures, which equals much more time spent outside in all three seasons than in other parts of the state. The landscape contains a sequence of several outdoor rooms, designed for lounging, eating, swimming and enjoying a fire on chilly nights. The spaces relate to the house via physical and visual connections and materials. On this outdoor patio, a steel staircase, exposed concrete and flagstones relate back to the house via texture and color. Logs for the fire pit are cleverly stored beneath a sidewalk. To the right, there's a grill and another patio with a dining area.