Collection by Jaime Gillin

Cool Modern Courtyards

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What's better than a backyard? In these modern homes, a courtyard offers its residents the same benefits—outdoor space for hanging out and entertaining—plus the coziness that comes from enveloping walls and a view back into the living spaces. Here are some of our favorites.

A wide cut across the top of the structure made room for a second-floor courtyard where the family can catch some sun...
The glass wall separating the main living area and the inner courtyard garden opens like an accordion to create a...
Stucco walls, a galvanized-metal roof, and concrete floors all contribute to the passive design of the...
From the kitchen and living room you’re well connected to the courtyard and the rest of the house.
The indoor-outdoor Grand Plié sofa and Piaffé table, which the couple designed for Driade, perfectly suit the...
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