This private small-scale residential backyard in a modest Tempe, Arizona neighborhood measures a mere 4,000 square feet yet still boasts a number of outdoor living features.
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These features include a small swimming pool, sunken seating area with adjustable shade structure, fire feature, master suite seating garden, outdoor shower, and vibrant gardens with native desert plants.
A diving board salvaged from the previously over-scaled and demolished pool is painted and stood on end as an artful nod to the past, nestled among native desert plants such as various yucca and cactus species.
The homeowner’s affection for the Sonoran Desert is exhibited in a broadly diverse collection of native desert plants of cactus, yucca, agave, succulents, shade trees, and understory.