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Exterior facade of a backyard addition at a Massachusetts home

5 Dramatic Yet Tiny Backyard Buildings

These creative outbuilding designs give new meaning to the phrase "business in the front, party in the back."
November 23, 2015
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7 Landscapes Designed with Native Plants

When it comes to your yard, lawn, or property, it almost seems like a no-brainer: plant the species that would naturally grow there. But some still install invasive species like bamboo that, if not carefully monitored, can contaminate and wreck local ecosystems. These seven examples demonstrate that indigenous foliage provides an equally beautiful, more seamless context for modern homes.
October 22, 2015
Patio of modern renovation in London

6 Outdoor Yards and Patios Designed for Entertaining and Hosting

When gathering with friends, it's only natural to want to be outdoors when weather permits. Explore these six spaces created with entertaining in mind.
October 21, 2015
Backyard fence in Los Angeles

8 Outdoor Dining Areas We Love

Fall may be in the air - at least in the Northeast - but there's still time to enjoy mother nature and a meal at the same time.
October 19, 2015
Blackened Timber Dutch Home patio off of entrance

10 Concrete Patios We Love

These concrete patios are perfect for autumnal barbecues or just taking in the changing foliage.
October 15, 2015
Yard in Malibu with pavers and succulents

8 Landscape Designs with Drought-Tolerant and Native Desert Plants

From succulents to cacti, these eight homes' surrounding landscapes can get by on little water.
October 13, 2015
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5 Water Features We Love

The term "water feature" seems almost lame compared to the possibilities it entails—from the cooling effects of evaporating water to the serene dripping noise of a foundation, H20 is can be as diversely used as any solid material.
October 7, 2015
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6 Public and Private Urban Gardens We Love

From community-changing farms carved out of vacant lots to private nature getaways, these gardens prove that the concrete jungle doesn't always have to be relentless.
October 1, 2015
Undulating wooden wall and white cast stone pavers from Napa Valley Cast Stone in Los Angeles pool and patio.

A Spa-Like Patio with Stunning Views Cascades Down a Los Angeles Hillside

Amid southern California's chaparral landscape, a backyard offers sanctuary and room to entertain guests.
September 25, 2015