It's our humble opinion that summers are best spent reclining on a warm sunny deck with a refreshing beverage in hand and a cool breeze blowing. In honor of this seasonal ritual, here are seven homes that managed to carve out a bit of outdoor space, whether they're sandwiched within the narrow streets of a historic Mediterranean city, built at the confluence of forested and rocky topographies in Norway, or sited beachside in Amagansett, New York.
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- Sliding glass doors and walls take center stage in these 10 homes that seamlessly transition between indoors and out. For more indoor-outdoor design ideas, pick up a copy of our April 2013 issue.
- On a quest to create a weekend house for herself and her husband, Nancy Church scaled back her design fantasies and discovered creative ways to build on a budget.
- It may not be to Queen Anne's tastes, but 1234 Howard is true to its context.
- For some, the Great Outdoors might mean rugged mountains, untrammeled forests, or wide-open plains.
- 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.
- Whether the room brings the backyard in or vice versa, these dwellings mesh the beauty of the outdoors with the comfort of being inside.
- These twin sun-drenched San Diego abodes prove that two decks are better than one.
- Having admired a project by Shane Blue of Bourne + Blue Architecture in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, James and Sue O’Sullivan asked the architect to help them create a beachside…