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.

Shop 20 Products That Will Make This Fourth of July the Best Ever
With just two weeks away until July 4, the days keep heating up while the pool and grill beckon.
On the Market For $4.5M, This Venice Beach Compound Captures the Essence of Indoor-Outdoor Living
Situated on a sprawling 10,998 square-foot lot—only a mile from the beach and within walking distance to the stores and...
10 Indoor-Outdoor Homes in London
Believe it or not, yes, London! Though the weather in England is hardly a California dream, that's all the more reason for...
Snøhetta Designs a New Riverwalk That Will Bring Public Access to Oregon City's Willamette Falls
For over a century, the breathtaking Willamette Falls—the second largest waterfall by volume in North America, and located less...
7 Steps to Creating Your Own Outdoor Barbecue Area For Summer Entertaining
Nothing beats a good old backyard cookout with family and friends in the summertime.
A Golden, Egg-Shaped Sauna Signifies the Rebirth of a Swedish Mining Town
Artist duo Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström build a public art installation to commemorate the relocation of an entire city in...
An Accessible Home Promotes a Lifetime of Well-Being For the Whole Family
Tucked in a Chicago suburb, the Courtyard Residence celebrates the outdoors while responding to the needs of each family member.
10 Modern Rooftops For Summer Relaxing and Entertaining
With the weekend coming up and summer on our minds, the thought of relaxing on a rooftop is tempting, and inevitably magnetic.
A Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s Picturesque Montana Retreat Is Going Up For Auction
The family vacation home of E Street Band bassist Garry Tallent features green design, outdoor spaces, and an equestrian center...
Sustainable Redwood Stars in an Oregon Architectural Showcase
At the 2016 NW Natural Street of Dreams, outdoor projects built with Humboldt Redwood graced a show home and a wine tasting room.
Gather Around These 7 Modern Fire Pit Designs
Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.
9 Ways to Create the Perfect Outdoor Lighting
With the official start of summer just around the corner, we decided to put together an easy-to-follow guide to creating the...
10 Tiny Homes You Can Build
With a small budget, an open mind, and perhaps a little help from your friends, there's nothing stopping you from building your...
10 Homes With Large, Well-Ventilated Courtyards
Open and airy courtyards can create a sense of interconnectedness between indoors and outdoors.
10 Sunny Poolside Prefabs
With the official start of summer just a couple weeks away, the idea of relaxing poolside or jumping in for a quick dip is pretty...
Dream/Dive Platform Encourages Playful Summer Living
Summer is all about experiencing simple pleasures.
Sleep Under the Northern Lights in an Icelandic Bubble Hotel
Billing itself as the “five million star hotel,” Buubble is a unique lodging option about an hour outside of Reykjavík, Iceland,...
Rose House Blooms in Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains
In the proposed guesthouse, water joins concrete, weathering steel, and glass as another building material.
Tour One of Epic Retreat’s Tiny Pop-Up Hotel Cabins in the Welsh Countryside
Step inside a pop-up hotel cabin inspired by the cave that King Arthur and his knights would have slept in while traveling—a...