Under the Arizona sky

Graceful arches and sun-washed terraces highlight the elegance of a home in the desert. The mountains of Arizona provide a dramatic backdrop for this gracious villa, but other locales Southern California and Florida guided its design. Residential designer Ken Brown drew inspiration for the exterior from Santa Barbara's old-world aesthetic, merging Spanish Revival and Mission influences to craft a new take on "vintage California" style.

Read more: Beautiful Homes | Mar. 2009