Garden & Landscapes

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.

These 13 Outdoor Showers Will Make You Consider One For Your Own Yard
These 13 Outdoor Showers Will Make You Consider One For Your Own Yard
Though it's not a necessity, having an outdoor shower on your property can be a game changer—especially if you plan on using your space all summer long.
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10 Retreats in Mexico For the Modernists Who Love the Outdoors
10 Retreats in Mexico For the Modernists Who Love the Outdoors
In Mexico's warm climate, the best homes create a strong relationship with the outdoors.
 - a year ago
Longer Days Call For More Time on These 9 Modern Porches
Longer Days Call For More Time on These 9 Modern Porches
With summer just around the corner, we're daydreaming of warm afternoons spent lounging on the perfect modern porch.
 - a year ago
Escape to One of These 10 Otherworldly Outdoor Saunas
Escape to One of These 10 Otherworldly Outdoor Saunas
Adventure beckons at these modern outdoor saunas that are completely exposed to nature.
 - a year ago
A Steel-and-Glass Compound Is One Family’s Launchpad For Adventure
A Steel-and-Glass Compound Is One Family’s Launchpad For Adventure
The four structures that form Studhorse in Northern Washington encourage family members and guests to interact with the landscape—and form lasting memories with each other.
 - a year ago
Make Yourself at Home in One of These Small Spaces on Boats That You Can Rent
Make Yourself at Home in One of These Small Spaces on Boats That You Can Rent
If you're eager to put your sea legs to good use, but don’t want the work of setting sail, then consider camping out on one of these modern houseboats.
 - a year ago
7 Vintage-Inspired Trailer Parks, Airstreams and All
7 Vintage-Inspired Trailer Parks, Airstreams and All
Summer is coming, and even if you're not a fan of camping or road trips, you can still enjoy the experience of staying in a midcentury-inspired Airstream.
 - a year ago
Take a Plunge Into These Enticing Modern Pools
Take a Plunge Into These Enticing Modern Pools
Summer is coming, and we are more than ready.
 - a year ago
10 Outdoor Living Trends That Bring Homeowners Blissfully Close to Nature
10 Outdoor Living Trends That Bring Homeowners Blissfully Close to Nature
How do we embrace the outdoors? Let us count the ways.
 - a year ago
Focus on Feldman Architecture’s Environmentally-Conscious Homes
Focus on Feldman Architecture’s Environmentally-Conscious Homes
Meet the San Francisco architecture firm that is spreading the green gospel through thoughtful, collaborative work that champions sustainable solutions.
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10 Modern Floating Homes That Offer an Aquatic Lifestyle
10 Modern Floating Homes That Offer an Aquatic Lifestyle
In recent years, there's a been a surge of interest in floating homes for many reasons—mainly because they can be easily adapted for site-specific environments.
 - a year ago
Take a Tour of Kengo Kuma’s Expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden
Take a Tour of Kengo Kuma’s Expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden
It’s not surprising that Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's first public commission in the U.S. is unmistakably Japanese.
 - a year ago
A Texas Camping Spot Complete With Yurts and Miniature Donkeys
A Texas Camping Spot Complete With Yurts and Miniature Donkeys
For those seeking a hidden locale to set up camp for an idyllic weekend getaway, Green Acres in Elgin, Texas might be the “glamping” escape you’ve been looking for.
 - 2 years ago
Have You Ever Wanted to Stay in a Norwegian Sea Cabin?
Have You Ever Wanted to Stay in a Norwegian Sea Cabin?
Adventure calls on this Norwegian island that hosts cantilevered glass cabins and endless possibilities for the explorer at heart.
 - 2 years ago
Indoek’s New Book Shares a Glimpse Into the Homes of Creative Surfers
Indoek’s New Book Shares a Glimpse Into the Homes of Creative Surfers
After visiting the dwellings of countless surfers from all over the world for four years, Indoek is getting ready to launch its first book that celebrates the surfing world’s...
 - a year ago
This Backyard Triumphs Over Trouble to Become an Oasis of Calm
This Backyard Triumphs Over Trouble to Become an Oasis of Calm
Prompted by a collapsing retaining wall, a couple transform their Hollywood Hills backyard into a modern retreat.
 - 2 years ago
10 Surreal Tree Houses That Will Make Your Childhood Dreams Come True
10 Surreal Tree Houses That Will Make Your Childhood Dreams Come True
Who says that grown-ups can’t have tree house goals?
 - 2 years ago
16 Boxy Modern Pools For This Summer
16 Boxy Modern Pools For This Summer
Take a splash in this inspiring collection of modern pools. We picked pool designs that feel like an extension of the home.
 - a year ago
Extend Your Time Outside With These 6 Innovative Lighting Designs For Your Outdoor Space
Extend Your Time Outside With These 6 Innovative Lighting Designs For Your Outdoor Space
Take it outside—and stay awhile—by incorporating the right lighting into your landscape.
 - a year ago
What You Need to Know When Considering Working With a Landscape Designer
What You Need to Know When Considering Working With a Landscape Designer
Thinking about working with a landscape professional on your home garden? Here are some basic tips you need to know to get started.
 - a year ago
15 Brilliant Designs That Work Around Nature
15 Brilliant Designs That Work Around Nature
Instead of chopping down trees or cutting branches, many architects have come up with smart design solutions to avoid disturbing the land during construction.
 - a year ago
How to Set the Stage For Outdoor Living With Scenic Doors
How to Set the Stage For Outdoor Living With Scenic Doors
With an impressive array of scenic doors that capture views and connect spaces both inside and outside the home, Marvin Windows and Doors empowers homeowners to rejuvenate and...
 - a year ago
Material Spotlight: 11 Hardworking Uses of Western Red Cedar
Material Spotlight: 11 Hardworking Uses of Western Red Cedar
Durable, long-lasting, and insect-resistant, Western red cedar has been a building material of choice for generations.
 - a year ago
Take it Outside With These 11 Spring-Friendly Deck Spaces
Take it Outside With These 11 Spring-Friendly Deck Spaces
It's finally that time of the year to dust off the outdoor furniture, uncover the grill, and get ready for some basking in the sun with friends and family.
 - a year ago
These Courtyards Bring Indoor/Outdoor Living to 10 Modern Homes
These Courtyards Bring Indoor/Outdoor Living to 10 Modern Homes
Now that the days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising, consider how a courtyard can bring you closer to nature without requiring you to leave your property.
 - a year ago
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Celebrate the Outdoors
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Celebrate the Outdoors
Every day, we select our favorite home by featuring it as the Dwell Home of the Day.
 - a year ago
An Artist Builds a Wooden Home That Lets Nature Be the Boss
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.
 - 4 years ago
Alfie the A-Frame and 10 Other A-Grade Accommodations
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 renting one for a weekend break.
 - a year ago
10 Ways to Use Rugs in Your Outdoor Space This Spring
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 the inspiration you need to get your yard ready...
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12 Perfect Plunge Pools For Your Small Outdoor Space
12 Perfect Plunge Pools For Your Small Outdoor Space
Don't have space for a massive pool in your backyard? No need to worry. Each of these plunge pools have a small footprint and is the perfect solution for your compact backyard.
 - a year ago