Evergreens in custom ipe planters line this modern urban backyard and provide privacy from neighboring buildings. New York City fire code limits the amount of wood decking that can be used in terrace and roof design, so the designers turned this limitation into a design feature.
This urban bungalow leads out to a welcoming, contemporary backyard. The covered patio area has a picnic table and benches for dining outside, while a gravel patio defines the cool blue fireplace and sleek armchairs.
This home's outdoor space nestles in between wings of the main residence and along the side of the house. It could be an awkward space to work with, but clever landscape design makes sure there's ample room for entertaining and relaxing.
This house's unique interior is made up of ashwood boxes clustered together, then connected with an open concept design. It's possible to look all the way through the home as both ends have wall-sized glass doors.
This backyard's overall look is intimately connected to that of the home's exterior. The house's cantilevered panels provide shade to patios. And walls of glass make for seamless transitions between indoors and out.
This unique San Francisco home makes the most of its space by keeping the front of the house traditional, as per San Francisco requirements, and letting the back be open and airy. High ceilings and large windows create a strong connection to the outside.