Outdoor Lifestyle

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.

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...
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.
10 Surreal Tree Houses That Will Make Your Childhood Dreams Come True
Who says that grown-ups can’t have tree house...
16 Boxy Modern Pools For This Summer
Take a splash in this inspiring collection of modern pools.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.

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