Hedges and shrubs line the front of the home, providing a touch of greenery without blocking the windows. Meanwhile, a breezeway connects the garage to the mudroom and so creates a covered walkway for the owners.
A breezeway helps fit this rustic-modern cabin retreat to its natural site in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The project was a cabin retreat for the owners and their siblings and extended families, with the idea that they’d gather at the home on various occasions. That meant the family needed both private and communal spaces so everyone would feel at home and relaxed. The house is packed with space but has a cozy cabin feel.
Wide overhangs are essential to this breezeway, as they offer shade from the hot sun and shelter from the scattered showers that frequently move through Florida. Tropical plants bring some greenery to the space as well.
How pretty is this outdoor space? On their way to the pool, the owners and their guests can pass under a pergola covered with greenery. Stone columns and a patterned walkway give the space a distinct Greek Revival feel that complements the main house.
That awning actually wraps around the side of the guest house, serving as a breezeway to protect visitors from the elements. Trees, shrubs and a few boulders fill out the space between the guest house and the fence and make the property feel a little more private.
Metal, stone and wood materials meet on this side of the property, creating a breezeway that cuts to the backyard. Notice how the wood floors were laid vertically to encourage an effortless sense of flow.
A wood-floored breezeway furnished with a dining table and chairs and a coffee table and chairs offers two seating areas, one for eating and another for socializing. A stone outdoor fireplace keeps the area warm on chilly mountain nights.
A rebuilt vintage International Travelall is a permanent resident of the lake house. Above the garage, there's an apartment that also gets treated to water views. A breezeway connects that building with the main house.
This rustic breezeway features two seating areas. One has a dining table and rattan chairs, the other has a grouping of twig chairs surrounding a wood coffee table. Both allow gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Bright and spacious, this contemporary hallway becomes almost another mini room of the house, wide enough to create a small seating area. Beautiful gray slate stones make up the floor and stairs, and a cool industrial chandelier adds extra light.
The northwestern Wyoming home and barn is dominated by jurisdictional wetlands and natural water courses, so man-made water features are a natural enhancement to the landscape. In the front, the pond butts against the foundation of the barn and family room. The water exploits the glass chinking between the logs of the barn, providing a quietly dazzling mirror image of the barn.