photos and text by Brad Mee

Look, people love St. George for a reason.
Living there opens their homes to dynamic design possibilities as well as to the spectacular scenery that surrounds them. We witnessed this during the recent St. George Parade of Homes and snapped images of some of our favorite homes that brilliantly captured the melding of stylish living, indoors and out.


Paths and patios surround a home nestled in Entrada’s lava fields. Builder: Split Rock Fine Homes


Water spills from a pools’ wall backed by a bed of lava from which small flames rise above the water feature. Builder: Split Rock Fine Homes



Light and views of a lava-rich landscape flow into a bathroom anchored by a free-standing tub. Builder: Richardson Brothers Custom Homes



The desert landscape rises to the height of the window of a light-filled bathroom in Kayenta. Builder: J2 Construction



Floor-to ceiling windows fill this modern living room with views of Kayenta’s desert landscape. Builder: J2 Construction



Bold architecture captures the drama of desert living with transparent walls, streamlined structures and view-driven design. Builder: J2 Construction


A covered patio area nestles into the surrounding desert of a modern Kayenta home. Builder: J2 Construction



A raised fire feature warms the patio overlooking the scenic desert of the desert surrounding Snow Canyon. Builder: C Blake Homes; architect: Rob. E. McQuay Architects 


A wall of butted glass connects the living room of a St. George home to broad patios and Snow canyon views beyond. Builder: C Blake Homes; architect: Rob. E. McQuay Architects