Collection by Heather Corcoran

City Porches and Patios That Pack Outdoor Space in Small Packages


These five urban abodes make the most of patios, porches, and yards to grab a bit of green space in the big city. For more inspiring outdoor design ideas, pick up our June issue, on stands now.

Carpenter spends a lot of time outside on his rear deck.
Architects Simone Carneiro and Alexandre Skaff transformed a cramped São Paulo apartment into a mid-city refuge for...
Architects Smruti Kamat and Lester Rozario convinced their clients to set aside a third of their lot for the garden,...
The dramatic 90-square-foot patio features a cooking and seating area.
The Zizmors installed a 16-foot-wide deck for playing and grilling, and lined it with hostas, Hollywood juniper, and...