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25 Blissful Backyards
Warmer weather is on the horizon, which means barbecues and pool parties are too.
A Heavenly Backyard is Precise with Pebbles
A San Francisco landscape designer finds a small-space solution that’s anything but narrow-minded.
A Family in Poland Adds an Origami-Inspired Retreat to Their Backyard
The owners’ fascination with Zen rock gardens informed the design of this tiny ADU.
The Futuristic “Studypod” Is a Prefab Home Office Designed for the Backyard
From Norwegian prefab makers Livit, the Studypod features a tinted glass front that allows you to work in nature.
This Tiny Backyard Cabin Is Inspired by Space Capsule Design
Hello Wood’s Workstation Cabin is a striking, timber-clad pod that can serve as a workspace, guest bedroom, or cozy lounge.
A Sunny Super Eichler With a Backyard Pool Lists for $1.7M
Bright turquoise doors lead to the sun-filled atrium of this midcentury stunner.
An Unused Garage Is Transformed Into a Light-Filled Backyard Studio
An inspiring renovation gives new life to a San Francisco family's old, unused garage.
An Architect Sculpts Out a Tadao Ando-Inspired Backyard
This backyard is its own modern retreat in the Berkeley Hills.
A Vancouver Renovation Transforms a Backyard Into a Giant Living Room
Sliding glass doors and new landscaping fulfill a family's outdoor needs.
6 Backyard Landscape Designs That Need Minimal Maintenance
These no-fuss landscaping ideas yield gardens that practically take care of themselves.
A Shipping Container Turns Into a Backyard Architecture Studio
Built for $200,000 and lowered into place by crane, a compact cargotecture office perfectly slots into an architect’s backyard.
This Architect’s Tiny Studio Is the Ultimate Backyard Workspace
Nestled in the backyard of a Toronto home, this architect’s self-designed work studio is an experiment gone right.
A London Couple's Backyard Studio Is Clad in Sustainable Cork
A musician-and-seamstress couple commission a shared workspace in their elegant garden.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Bewitching Backyards
The blissful outdoor areas of these homes from the Dwell community are a breath of fresh air.
This Prefab Backyard Pavilion Mimics a Dragonfly's Wings
Prefabricated architecture can get a bad rap for being boring and boxy—not so for this sculptural backyard pavilion.
A Backyard Eucalyptus Becomes the Muse For This Home Remodel
When architect Fiona Dunin was tasked with simplifying and modernizing a Melbourne home, she looked to the backyard for...
7 Multipurpose Sheds and Studios That Upgrade the Backyard
Whether it be for utility, storage, a studio, or a guest retreat, a backyard abode provides an opportunity to create architecture...
A Bay Area Eichler With a Backyard Casita Lists For $1.2M
Designed by Claude Oakland, this OKC-63 model Eichler is defined by its massive, open-air atrium.
This Triangular Tree House Adds Whimsy to a Backyard in Australia
An angular addition breaks the rules of suburbia.
BioLite Is Reinventing Outdoor Tech—From Backyard to Basecamp
From a smokeless fire pit to a headlamp that’s actually chic, BioLite has spent years upping the standard for outdoor gear.