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6 Relaxing Porches, Patios, and Terraces

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You've had a long day. Take a moment to daydream and picture yourself relaxing on any one of these beautiful porches, patios, and terraces from farmhouses to island getaways. You're welcome.
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  IDEAGARDEN ECO-FARMHOUSEAfter Will Rosenzweig and Carla Fracchia bought this 100-year-old farmhouse in Healdsburg, California, they hired Arkin Tilt Architects and Earthtone Construction to make an eco-friendly example out of it. Here, we enjoy the view from the porch.  Courtesy of: 2011 © Edward Caldwell

    IDEAGARDEN ECO-FARMHOUSE

    After Will Rosenzweig and Carla Fracchia bought this 100-year-old farmhouse in Healdsburg, California, they hired Arkin Tilt Architects and Earthtone Construction to make an eco-friendly example out of it. Here, we enjoy the view from the porch.

    Courtesy of: 2011 © Edward Caldwell

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  RAY KAPPE-DESIGNED MULTILEVEL HOUSE IN LOS ANGELESLos Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today. Here, we see the terrace at the front of the house.photos by: João Canziani  Photo by: João Canziani

    RAY KAPPE-DESIGNED MULTILEVEL HOUSE IN LOS ANGELES

    Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today. Here, we see the terrace at the front of the house.

    photos by: João Canziani

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  WAY OUT WESTLeaving the bustle of Washington, D.C., architect Joe Day and his wife return to California and discover that life in a single-family dwelling isn't as isolated as they had feared. Joe Day and Nina Hachigian relax on their terrace overlooking the hills in Silver Lake area of Los Angeles.photos by: Gregg Segal  Photo by: Gregg Segal

    WAY OUT WEST

    Leaving the bustle of Washington, D.C., architect Joe Day and his wife return to California and discover that life in a single-family dwelling isn't as isolated as they had feared. Joe Day and Nina Hachigian relax on their terrace overlooking the hills in Silver Lake area of Los Angeles.

    photos by: Gregg Segal

    Photo by: Gregg Segal

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  RUG DESIGNER NANI MARQUINA'S SERENE HOME IN IBIZAIn a quiet corner of the famed Spanish party island, rug designer Nani Marquina and photographer Albert Font have carved out a serene, site-sensitive home. The architects discreetly sunk a pool into the roof terrace of the old corral. In order to shade part of the terrace, the architects designed a freestanding sun shelter.  Photo by: Albert Font

    RUG DESIGNER NANI MARQUINA'S SERENE HOME IN IBIZA

    In a quiet corner of the famed Spanish party island, rug designer Nani Marquina and photographer Albert Font have carved out a serene, site-sensitive home. The architects discreetly sunk a pool into the roof terrace of the old corral. In order to shade part of the terrace, the architects designed a freestanding sun shelter.

    Photo by: Albert Font

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  SOUTHERN GREENSA change of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, neighborhood for Rick and Susan Moreland meant a chance to create a thoroughly modern house that owes its sleek, sustainable form to its vernacular roots. The architects design for the homeowners is all about embracing the outdoors. They spend as much time on the patio as they can.photos by: João Canziani  Photo by: João CanzianiCourtesy of: Joao Canziani

    SOUTHERN GREENS

    A change of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, neighborhood for Rick and Susan Moreland meant a chance to create a thoroughly modern house that owes its sleek, sustainable form to its vernacular roots. The architects design for the homeowners is all about embracing the outdoors. They spend as much time on the patio as they can.

    photos by: João Canziani

    Photo by: João Canziani

    Courtesy of: Joao Canziani

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  MODERN TAKE ON A TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE IN MISSOURIThanks 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 traditional farmhouse. The homeowners call the house Porch House after it's majestic wraparound porch.photos by: Joe Pugliese  Photo by: Joe Pugliese

    MODERN TAKE ON A TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE IN MISSOURI

    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 traditional farmhouse. The homeowners call the house Porch House after it's majestic wraparound porch.

    photos by: Joe Pugliese

    Photo by: Joe Pugliese

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