Thursday, April 28, 2016

Another Big House & Elaborate Garden


This is another one of the houses from the Phoenix Home & Garden tour of gardens a few weeks ago.  This home is located in a gated community and the guard at the gate was sure to tell us that our pass allowed us to go to this house but it did not allow us to drive around the neighborhood.  We didn't break the rules but, we did park far enough away that we walked past several grand estates before arriving at this one.


As we entered the back yard, these playful sculptures seemed to be showing the way.


Once again, I thought the pool area looked more like a resort than a private home.


The outdoor dining area was surrounded by a sculpted garden.  This place was a little too commercial looking for my taste.  I'm not sure I'd be able to relax in a place like this.  I have one more of these gardens to show you in the coming days.  

15 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

That's what it is like to have lot's of money

Christine said...

I think I could live there quite comfortably! The somersaulting statues are so much fun! I didn't expect that!

Jacob said...

Good Lord! What a place. Did you check on their reservation policy! I wouldn't want to have to pay to keep it up but I guess if you could afford to build it you wouldn't worry about keeping it up! Re your parking - I like the way you think! ;)

Mo said...

A lot of money has gone into this place. Very grand indeed.

Mersad said...

Such wonderful gardens. The weather was perfect for a walk.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

William Kendall said...

The sculptures have quite a whimsical sense to them.

RedPat said...

I like the sculptures too but the rest of it does look like a resort!

cieldequimper said...

It's a bit over the top for my taste... It looks like a small palace in local style!

Lois said...

It does look more like a resort to me too. I like the sculptures.

Catalyst said...

Looks like the Biltmore area to me. Lovely if you can afford it. (No, I can't!)

Kate said...

I want those statues for my front yard!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a lovely home Sharon, very Arizona! The sculpture is brilliant, so exuberant!

Karl Demetz said...

Wonderful gardens, love the sculptures !

Haddock said...

They must have opened this up for the public/tourists for some fee.

Jack said...

If you pay the property taxes, I will take this place. OK?