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November 11, 2013
For outdoor dining or a private place to lounge in the sun, nothing beats a courtyard. Here are seven such spaces.

In a tightly packed Tokyo, a group of apartments shares a central courtyard. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

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This San Francisco residence sports a courtyard-like patio on its roof deck. Photo by Ian Allen.

Originally appeared in 5 Modern Courtyards Part Two
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Modern courtyard.

The acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento, Italy, which features a sun-drenched courtyard. Photo by Francesco Bolis.

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In a modern house in Washington State, a courtyard extends from the office.

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Renovated terrace space in France

This Le Corbusier–inspired house in Paris features a micro-courtyard. Photo by Filippo Bamberghi.

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Four-year-old Ian plays in the courtyard, which is the center of family life in warmer months.

This Toronto house features a striking second-level courtyard. Photo by Juliana Sohn.

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A single crepe myrtle, which sports red blossoms in summer, defines the courtyard.

The Four Box House in South Korea features a Myrtle tree in its courtyard. Photo by Jeremy Murch.

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Originally appeared in Seoul, South Korea
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In a tightly packed Tokyo, a group of apartments shares a central courtyard. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

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