Spring is finally here, bringing more opportunities to hit the terrace for meals. Here are 11 of our favorite ways to set up for modern outdoor dining.
As these five projects prove, a modern deck or porch can play many creative roles—as a play space, hangout spot, dining area, and more.
Don’t let your home’s surrounding scenery go to waste. A well-placed deck can offer breathtaking views of everything from lakes and oceans to canyons and cityscapes.
For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
Solar panels have a reputation as being unsightly, but this U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon show home sheds the stereotype that photovoltaic arrays are eyesores.
Finding undeveloped land in the idyllic Californian city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is next to impossible. So when Austrian architect Mary Ann Schicketanz decided to leave rural Big Sur, where she had...
On a lakeside plot outside Toronto, four friends forge a new kind of vacation house.
Stephen Shoup is the kind of person to see potential in things that others might miss. In 2005, looking for a property that would house himself and his design/build firm, building Lab inc., he...
For a couple coping with Alzheimer’s, a thoughtful addition creates a comfortable, long-term solution.
These twin sun-drenched San Diego abodes prove that two decks are better than one.
As previously looked at in Decked out Dwell invites you to once again revel in the beauty of these five stunning and spacious outdoor spaces.
Though tricked out with high-tech touches, this house’s greenest feature is decidedly low tech: the family’s intention to make it their lifelong home.
A gut renovation and a landscaping makeover help a couple reconnect with the outdoors.
Aaron Roberts and Thomas Bailey, the young architects behind room11, teamed up to design a house for Aaron's parents, fixing the structure into the topography of the site.
Working with a limited footprint, a daunting slope, and killer views, architect Bruce Bolander went vertical with a secluded canyon house in Malibu.
Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional take on the...
A Swedish guesthouse is built with modern sensibilities and centuries-old techniques.
A new guest house and shading structure add a dynamic touch—and extra space for entertaining—to a Virginia property.
Architect Piers Taylor's renovation of an old gameskeeper's cottage, complete with a castellated roof and sweeping meadow below, is an exercise in dramatic modernization, one that takes advantage...
Connecticut birders happily swap their waterlogged Wellies and foggy field glass for the Wesleyan student–designed SplitFrame, a viewing platform in a former cranberry bog.