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Townhouse Balcony Makes for Perfect Sunset-Watching Spot
Aonghus, an English Bulldog, enjoys the late afternoon sunlight on the balcony at his family's townhome in the Cabbagetown neighborhood of Atlanta. A string of lights and a comfortable outdoor-quality love seat make it the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the downtown skyline.
On this penthouse-level roof deck, take in remarkable views of Chicago including Willis Tower. Planter boxes line the perimeter showcasing ornamental grasses. Hand-woven resin furniture and a fibercast fire table make for a cozy outdoor space on warm or chilly evenings.
The party's at your house when it comes with a way cool rooftop deck like this one. The large blue sectional mimics the blue sky and offers everyone in the crowd a choice seat with a choice urban view.
An artful array of colorful plantings burst from vessels large and small, creating a peaceful spot to relax in the midst of the city. Woven seating has a stylish rubbed gold finish, and a modern accent table is a functional spot to set a drink while enjoying this urban oasis.
This chic outdoor space uses low-maintenance plants to create a small garden area. Bright yellow outdoor pillows and metal chairs add bold color to the space for a casual sitting area, and a wood wall adds privacy to this New York city hideaway.
This sunny roof deck project features multiple seating areas, an outdoor dining table and a custom fire pit. A cedar pergola offers partial shade above Ipe decking and SYNLawn artificial grass, making this rooftop deck a perfect space for entertaining and sun bathing in the Windy City.
Set under pergolas for shade, this contemporary outdoor deck is a getaway in the city. Comfortable seating areas, from the bed swing to the contemporary sofas and lounge chairs, all center around the stacked stone fireplace.
Urban Courtyard with Decomposed Granite, Rock Wall and Dining Set
The owners of a San Francisco townhome wanted to be cost effective wherever possible. St. John Landscapes used decomposed granite for the lower patio and paths, which is a cheaper option for a low-maintenance outdoor space..
Small Urban Courtyard with Easy-Maintenance Plants, Fountain and Seating Area
To fill out a small outdoor space, look for easy-maintenance plants that look good though the seasons. For an Atlanta courtyard, Cultivators Design and Landscape used sedums, bamboo and acorus grass, which are hardy and easy to grow, says landscape architect and owner Derrick Lepard.
This outdoor space makes use of multiple levels to create areas for relaxing, entertaining and playing. Up top, a cafe table sits on the tile patio. Down below, a basketball hoop awaits the weekend game.
Urban Home Exterior With Mixed Material Finishes, Iron Railing Lined Balconies and Uncovered Windows
The design intent for this urban exterior was to design a version of a traditional brownstone, and to give an appreciative nod to the history and architecture of the older part of town, with an updated look that has an eye towards the future of the community. One of the ways this was achieved was by using an interesting mix of materials. Brick, stucco, custom millwork paneling and cornice detailing, and custom iron details complete the look.
Urban Patio With Wood Privacy Fence and Dark Brown Wicker Sectional
Rather than pay to remove the unsightly metal fence from her Chicago apartment patio, Erica Lugbill of Lugbill Designs covered it up with stained and pressure-treated lumber. The horizontal panels create privacy that the pre-existing metal fence didn’t offer. Red chairs provide a fun pop of color against the brown and gray tones of the patio.