This small suburban Massachusetts home previously had just a small screened-in porch as its only outside space. A generous roof deck atop the garage was a winning way to allow a survey of the neighborhood during Massachusetts’ Indian summers.
Architect Peter Cohen designed this spine-and-module home in Ellsworth, Maine for him and his wife, Sally. Seen here, the deck is sheltered from the neighbors’ view by Cohen’s bedroom to the right and the living room at left.
Mid-century designer Jens Risom's A-framed prefab family retreat, located on the northern portion of Block island, is bordered by a low stone wall, an aesthetic element that appears throughout the land.