Prideaux DesignSouthwestern Patio, Phoenix
photographer: Balfour Walker
What Houzz contributors are saying:
4. This desert patio is anything but barren. The mix of succulents and stone make the space feel full and fresh. Houzz users bookmarked this space for the great modern furniture, the colorful ceramic planters and the pops of orange and blue throughout the design.
The back patio faces a stunning sunset view of a beautiful golf course. The modern built-in fireplace — surrounded by outdoor furniture from Brown Jordan — was made by running a single line of gas into a basin. The basin is made out of concrete block units, and has a base layer of sand with a top layer of decorative fire glass. "The fire feature is almost like a geode," says Prideaux. "The stone exterior creates an outer layer that is cut away to reveal the brilliant glossy and glass blues."