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The call of the wild is impossible to resist in these patios, backyards, rooftops, and gardens that offer a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

An Artist Builds a Wooden Home That Lets Nature Be the Boss
In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.
Alfie the A-Frame and 10 Other A-Grade Accommodations
Sophisticated and undeniably modern, A-frame houses still exude a certain simple and rustic charm, especially when it comes to...
10 Ways to Use Rugs in Your Outdoor Space This Spring
Looking for creative ways to incorporate rugs into outdoor spaces that feel otherwise unfinished? These 10 examples will give you...
12 Perfect Plunge Pools For Your Small Outdoor Space
Don't have space for a massive pool in your backyard? No need to worry.
10 Modern Hot Tubs
Say goodbye stress and hello to relaxation.
12 Terrifically Glamorous Camping Options
While we might prefer to avoid the awkward sounding neologism "glamping," there's no doubt that this modern trend of retiring to...
25 Blissful Backyards
Warmer weather is on the horizon, which means barbecues and pool parties are too.
Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island
In New York’s Nassau County, a 125-square-foot garden retreat offers a haven from bustling contemporary life.
IKEA chairs join a table from CB2; a Kawneer triple-sliding door opens to the family’s new ipe deck.
Parallelogram-shaped stone slabs line the walkway to the hot tub.
Mami and Goo the Kishu dog return from a frolic in the forest, which the couple, along with Hideaki, has thinned and...
Outer Space Landscape Architects built a custom fireplace in the backyard, which acts as a backstop for the seating...
The large expanse of windows that now surround the house feature remote-operated awning and roll shades by Mechoshade...
Pair Your Modern Home with a No-Fuss Garden
Architect Cory Buckner has become Los Angeles’ resident A. Quincy Jones expert.
Master Stroke
In Santa Monica, California, where pools are plenty but not always eye-pleasing, Padraic Cassidy lifted one 30 inches off the...
A Lush Retreat With a Sheltered Rooftop Pool in Mexico City
A designer carves out a domestic oasis in Mexico City.
An Atypical Tree House
When a 40-year-old pine tree fell over at the rear of a Brentwood estate in Los Angeles a few years back, its owner, an art lover...
A Comfortable Patio with a Sharp Design
In coastal Norway, a guesthouse serves as a sculptural refuge.
Stoked to Soak
Compelling custom solutions to off-the-shelf problems are often hard to come by. But landscape architects James A. Lord and...
This Endless Playscape Is Complete with a Bamboo Forest and Trampoline
A pleasure garden in northern California is rich in whimsical surprises.
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