8 Exterior Back Yard Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck House Design Photos And Ideas

Architect and metalworker Christi Azevedo transformed a 93-square-foot brick boiler room—from 1916—into a loft-like guesthouse. She made the most of the vertical space to unleash the potential of the petite project.
The architects cleared out the ground floor and created an open-plan living, dining, and kitchen area along an elongated section at the rear. Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors were installed in this part of the house to connect the interiors with the spacious garden. This light-filled and highly-transparent half of the ground floor now serves as a shady extension of the lush green garden.
The east-facing pool terrace is outfitted with a series of Eos lounge chairs (and plenty of inflatable swim toys).
Winter takes care of chores like tree trimming and the tending of his succulents.

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