With designs maximizing vivid desert views, patios ready for year-round outdoor living and, of course, plenty of dreamy pools, dazzling new residences at the 2021 St. George Area Parade of Homes embrace the unique landscape and climate of southern Utah.

St. George Area Parade of Homes, RL Wyman Design + Create, Creative Dimensions, Farmhouse
Build by RL Wyman Design + Create; Architecture by Creative Dimensions

Bucking expectations, builder RL Wyman rejected desert chic in favor of a European-inspired farmhouse, bringing traditional charm to St. George’s Meadow Valley Farms neighborhood. 

Split Rock Custom Homes, Rob McQuay and Associates, Becki Owens, Covered patio
Build by Split Rock Custom Homes; Plan design by Rob McQuay and Associates; Interiors by Becki Owens
St. George Area Parade of Homes, Cole West Home, Becki Owens, Covered patio
Build and plan design by Cole West Home; Interior design by Becki Owens

Two homes in The Shores at Desert Color are the closest thing you can get to beach houses in landlocked St. George. Built near a swim lagoon surrounded by white sand beaches, these homes are designed for comfortable outdoor living. With interiors from design star Becki Owens, both boast party-ready covered patios with a palette of cozy, classic neutrals. 

J2 Construction, Gulch Design Group, Desert home
Build by J2 Construction; Plan design by Gulch Design Group

Designed to integrate seamlessly with the site’s otherworldly red rock surroundings, an innovative Ivins home by J2 Construction is both striking enough to make a big impact and quiet enough to emphasize the sweeping views of nearby Red Mountain.

St. George Area Parade of Homes, RL Wyman Design + Create, Creative Dimensions, Outdoor pool
Build by RL Wyman Design + Create; Architecture by Creative Dimensions

Who says backyard pools can’t make a dramatic architectural statement? Cutting Edge Pools created a hot tub and pool surrounded by water features, stone landscaping and raised fire features for builder RL Wyman, crafting a fun and functional centerpiece ready for a scorching summer day.

JMI Constructors, GH Turner Design, Modern home
Build by JMI Constructors; Plan design by GH Turner Design

Clean lines, unexpected materials and arresting black accents defined the modern-leaning architecture in this year’s parade. In a home by JMI Constructors, boldly contemporary details come together to shape a uniquely 21st century desert dwelling. 

St. George Area Parade of Homes, Split Rock Custom Homes, Rob Mcquay and Associates, Huga Home Design, Covered patio
Build by Split Rock Custom Homes; Plan design by Rob McQuay and Associates; Interior design by Hüga Home Design

In a colorful covered patio, chairs and a sofa are dressed in an au courant shade of turquoise, complementing the bold modern art visible in the indoor exercise room.

Anderson Custom Homes, Paradise Home Design, Infinity pool
Build by Anderson Custom Homes; Plan design by Paradise Home Design
St. George Area Parade of Homes, Anderson Custom Homes, Paradise Home Design, Outdoor kitchen
Build by Anderson Custom Homes; Plan design by Paradise Home Design

On an elevated site offering extensive views of St. George, a residence by Anderson Custom Homes brings outdoor living to a new level with a full outdoor kitchen and an inviting infinity pool.

The St. George Area Parade of Homes is no longer open for in-person tours, but virtual tours are still available on their website. All photos courtesy St. George Area Parade of Homes. Full lists of sources for each home are available online.