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Photo 4 of 8This new landscape and its Old World features clearly convey the homeowners' sense of style.

After: Desert Beauty(4 of 8)

The dramatic design combines natural desert beauty with the Old-World style the homeowners love. In addition to the circular drive, they'd wanted a xeriscaped landscape (a front yard with no actual grass) so the mix of plants includes agave, desert willow (Chilopsis linearis) and small cacti. Lantanas and potted geraniums provide plenty of color, and an enormous saguaro cactus confirms that this home is a desert hideaway.

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