Designed for fully enjoying the high desert outdoor lifestyle, the Leonard residence is nestled into a private, forested setting on 2.5 acres. Integrated features of the home include a negative-edge pool with spa and a rooftop deck over the guest casita.
Carefully positioned among the trees and arroyos of the property, the home is naturally screened from the main road. A circular drive weaves through the native forest landscape.
The front gateway leads to the entry courtyard and frames a stunning view of the red rocks. An entry court divides the casita and the main house, leading to the backyard pool area. Just inside the antique gate, tiled stairs accent the approach to the roof deck.
The interior design reflects the Southwestern theme of the home. The spaces are intimate yet free-flowing. Features include log viga beams, latilla ceilings, room-dividing exposed timber beams with carved corbels, arch-top windows with divided lights, and waxed concrete floors stained a deep red color.
The barrel vaulted hall leads to the private areas of the home as well as the garage. The air-conditioned garage contains a large workshop and a sewing center.
The negative-edge pool and spa with a spectacular 20-foot cascade defines the intimate rear yard. The home’s exterior plan flows to create courtyards, dining nooks and sunny areas from which to enjoy the pool, private forest and towering red rock views.