When designed well, the built environment refers back to our natural surroundings, bringing balance, awareness, and energy to our lives. The outdoor spaces presented below are vital to the day-to-day experience—in one instance, it alerts a family when it's time to get outside and hit the water; in another, it provides an entertainment space above the Manhattan skyline. Keep scrolling to explore the spectacular outdoor spaces that most inspired our readers this year.
To see more of our Top 10 lists, click here.
Get the Dwell Newsletter
Be the first to see our latest home tours, design news, and more.