Wow! Nothing like sliding doors to bring in the beautiful outdoors. This living room and bar area offers flexible furniture arrangements leading to the outdoor living deck, providing an indoor-outdoor connection. A key theme of this house is that it encourages incredibly eco-friendly habits and an awareness of the environment around it.
With awe-inspiring vistas all around, it’s no surprise most accommodations and private homes are designed with indoor/outdoor living in mind. Large decks and windows with unencumbered views make sense here. Even the cottage’s sauna has a spectacular view.
“We added railing up above so we could hang outdoor drapery, because I really wanted to unite the two spaces with the same color palette,” explains interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “It softens the edges of the outside deck, and makes adds privacy.”
A wall of sliding glass doors opens fully and is concealed in a pocket of the wall to seamlessly connect this living area with the adjacent patio. Perfect for entertaining, the indoor-outdoor space allows guests to meander as they please. The natural materials of stone and wood blends seamlessly with the desert surroundings.
The outdoor space of this home provides a seamless indoor/outdoor living. Above the outdoor entertainment space, a master bathroom patio on one side of the house provides privacy for the homeowners, while the outdoor living space eases the transition between the spaces. On the patio, a swimming pool with three bubbling water features and an eight foot shallow shelf and steps down to the pool give kids a safe place to play and seating at various water heights creating an outdoor space that is perfect for entertaining and relaxing.
Accordion glass doors retract to open up the living room to a covered porch for true indoor-outdoor living. Contemporary outdoor furniture offers comfortable, sleek seating to watch the sunset and enjoy meals outside.
The transition from the living room to the covered patio is seamless thanks to large pocket doors. The indoor-outdoor room is decked with natural textures and organic accents: stacked stone, warm wood, woven baskets and tiny houseplants.
The glass wall of this living space opens up to connect the indoor living room to an outdoor living area with a modern fire pit and stunning views. The home's clean, modern lines contrast the rugged natural terrain, while taking maximum advantage of the hilly view. A cantilevered roofline provides shelter from the elements.
Various textures and tones add beauty and interest to this open family room featuring indoor/outdoor living. Shades of tan, brown and white give the space a calm feel, providing a great place to relax and unwind.
This modern home exemplifies the indoor-outdoor experience with huge, open sliding doors and minimalist decor. The outdoor furniture is minimal and sleek so as not to detract from the architecture and magnificent views.
A small fireplace with shiplap turns the living room into a cozy and comfortable hangout spot during the winter. During the summer months, the doors in this room slide completely open creating an indoor-outdoor living space.