The arid desert isn’t your typical landscape for a white picket fence, but these aren’t your typical family homes. These magnificent examples of modern architecture carve something special into these wide and wild landscapes, something that transforms the desolate and inhospitable country into a place that dreams are made of. Check out this series of four exceptional home tours that feature blissful outdoor pools to wash away the desert dust, and unique interiors that will wow. Would you choose an embedded mansion amongst the tent rock, a linear LA abode with cacti laden terraces, an arcing lair of elegance in the wilderness, or a brutalist feat of desert architecture?

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Palm trees, azure swimming pools, and four beautiful modern villas in the tropics to put you in a beachy blue sky mood. Now that’s what we’re talking about. Forget the humdrum and let yourself drift away to Bali, where we find a holiday home next door to a banana plantation. Lush greenery fans around the outskirts of the villa, growing a feeling of closeness with nature. Greenery is the beating heart of our other three featured villas too, along with traditional wicker accents, authentic rugs and heavy rich wood furniture. Large expanses of glass and cut away ceilings bring in clear skies and the feeling of blissful freedom.

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