Collection by Megan Hamaker

Homes Blending Indoor and Outdoor Living Space


When you live in a climate that's right for it, there is nothing like having architectural elements that allow your indoor living to expand and blend with the outdoor space. Here, we feature six homes with huge sliding windows and doors that open the homes right up to the outdoors and let the breeze in.

By keeping the front and back gardens at the same elevation as the living area, Kogan created one giant living space.
In his writing geared toward builders, A. Quincy Jones encouraged using large panes of glass and sliding doors to...
Kim and Gabriella enjoy their kitchen, which spills out onto their backyard deck.
Dappled sunlight and reclaimed-wood floors and walls give the master bedroom a warm, peaceful feel.
When he became the dean of Syracuse University's School of Architecture in 2004, Mark Robbins made a plan to help the...
“Creating efficient space is valuable, but for us, rooms that offer visual and spatial continuity with nature are also...