Collection by Diana Budds

Houses with Creative Courtyards


For outdoor dining or a private place to lounge in the sun, nothing beats a courtyard. Here are seven such spaces.

In a tightly packed Tokyo, a group of apartments shares a central courtyard. Photo by Dean Kaufman.
At night, opening the entire top floor is a breeze.
A mix of polyethylene seating and rustic stonework is in the home's courtyard.
A view into the private courtyard off the living room and office.
The home’s interior design, featured in Vogue and widely celebrated, was an unusual foray into residential surrealism...
Four-year-old Ian plays in the courtyard, which is the center of family life in warmer months.
A single crepe myrtle, which sports red blossoms in summer, defines the courtyard.
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