Archive for the ‘Step Outside’ Category

Moon Valley

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The Maricopa County Home and Garden Show has thousands of design, landscape and home improvement companies all in one location. Moon Valley Nurseries is a featured company at the home show and you won’t be disappointed at their vast selection of plants and trees. Whether you’re looking for some flowers to spruce up your yard or trees to give you some shade, Moon Valley Nurseries’ experts suggest you take photos of designs and plants you like and bring them in so they can make your dream yard come to life.

Horticultural Frontiers

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The Maricopa County Home and Garden Show has thousands of design, landscape and home improvement companies all in one location.

A great opportunity awaits you at the home show if you visit Horticultural Frontiers. Their landscaping experts will draw up a landscape design on the spot in about thirty minutes for free. This design will give you a good sense of what your yard can look like with the help of Horticultural Frontiers.

Tower Garden

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The Maricopa County Home and Garden Show has thousands of design, landscape and home improvement companies all in one location.

Tower Garden is just one the unique products highlighted at this year’s show that will have you rethinking the way you garden. The Tower Garden simplifies traditional gardening, using a unique vertical garden system that makes it easy to grow your own fresh fruits and vegetables at home without using soil.

Gardener’s Eden

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The Maricopa County Home and Garden Show has thousands of design, landscape and home improvement companies all in one location.

Gardener’s Eden is just one of the companies highlighted at this year’s show. This local company helps homeowners design unique landscapes to fit their lifestyle and needs of their families. A good design is crucial to a successful yard makeover and as Gardener’s Eden tells us it can save you money in the long run.

Castcade Arizona

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The Maricopa County Home and Garden Show has thousands of design, landscape and home improvement companies all in one location. One company trying to create a more serene environment for your landscape is Castcade Arizona. They can help you with any type of water feature you may want to add to your yard to create just the right mood or maybe block out some traffic noise. Castcade Arizona walks us through what to expect when adding a water feature and how you can get that desired sound you’re after.

Penthouse Loft

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé continues his architectural tour and heads up to Cave Creek to check out a penthouse loft in the middle of the Arizona desert. This Manhattan-inspired home takes advantage of the elevation and is surrounded by the natural shapes of the mountains. The home is long and linear. On a clear day, the owners get lots of distant views and can even see South Mountain. Suzanne and Michael Johnson (Homeowners & Architect) show us the standout features of this modern Cave Creek home.

Southwestern Style

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé continues the architectural tour with a Southwestern touch. This home sits on eight acres of land and is located on what used to be an old stage coach. It also functioned as cavalry stop in the 1830s.

Pete speaks with builder, Jason Smith (Identity Construction), about what he did to keep the home looking authentic to the period. They used many old western artifacts throughout the property. They also redid the pond and re-built the ranch house out back. Take a look at some of the subtle yet modern twists in this southern style home.

Modern Architecture

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

Take a look at some magnificent architecture throughout Arizona. Pete Curé meets up with Vernon Swaback (Architect, Swaback Partners) who was a protégé of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. We take a tour of a home Vern designed in North Scottsdale that epitomizes desert living architecture.

The arhcitect takes advantage of solar angles and views. He also provides the home with a sense of arrival – building up to a destination with sight and sound of water. There is great attention to detail throughout the whole home. It’s an extremely modern design with the Arizona desert in mind.

Mediterranean Home

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé heads to the red rocks of Sedona to see a Mediterranean style home. A lot of the detail throughout the property is in the landscape, archways, low tile roofs, and geometrical looking fountains and pools. This style of architecture was developed north of the Mediterranean Sea in countries like GreeceItaly and Spain. Take a look at this home, which is beautiful especially with the backdrop of the red rocks of Sedona.

Architecture

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

Take a look at some magnificent architecture throughout Arizona. Pete Curé meets up with a protégé of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Pete visits a southwestern style home that is located on what used to be an old stage coach. He also heads up to Cave Creek to check out a penthouse loft in the middle of the desert. Finally, he checks out an incredible Sedona home with Mediterranean style at its finest.

Arizona has a wide variety of architecture, from homes that capture lots of light to Southwestern charm — this desert oasis has something for everyone. Pete takes you inside some of our states’ most beautiful homes. 

Water Features

Posted on: March 16th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé continues his water feature tour in Sedona, AZ. Check out a home that has sweeping mountain views and a stunning pool and spa. However, the greatest water feature of this home is the one that greets you at the bottom of the driveway and leads you up all the way to the front door. In this segment, Pete also shows you how to build a pond in your own backyard. Natural ponds are very popular in Arizona and can add the calming sounds of water to your landscape.

Backyard Pond

Posted on: March 16th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé shows you one of his favorite features, a backyard park in a home. It includes a magnificent pond and stream with an elevation range of 30ft from top to bottom. This natural pond has crystal clear water — plants, fish, algae and bacteria keep the system balanced. The backyard park also includes gazebos, outdoor kitchen and barbecue, pathways taking visitors throughout the garden, tree house — there are so many different things to explore on this property.