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The windows are by Jeld-Wen, and the metal roof is by Galvalume. “I feel lucky to contribute to the architectural diversity in the neighborhood with something truly of this moment that got built despite the odds,” says Marsha.
Sixteen-foot-tall glass walls, paired with seven-foot overhangs and three-foot solar screens, optimize the home’s passive climate control and capture views of the  valley that unfurls across the couple’s 160-acre property.
Lofted amid eucalyptus and oak trees, Graham Paarman’s house is a glassed-in, steel-frame structure with a veil of vertical slats. Excluding outdoor areas, it measures about 720 square feet.
Half-round bays project to form a balcony, a pergola, a dining alcove, and a bathroom. Dix Aluminium and Glass doors and windows face four reflection ponds.
A local nature enthusiast in the Gyeonggi province sets up a cafe and cabin retreat to combat a diminishing forest.  
Designed to be in harmony with the surrounding forest, Haru is a cafe and camping complex by South Korean firm B.U.S Architecture. The architects collaborated with the owner, who was born and raised in the area and already had years of experience running a campsite, to define what an outdoor lifestyle meant to each of them—and determine how to best convey it through architecture.  
On walks through the densely wooded landscape, they selected which trees would be preserved in order to create a sense of scale; in this sense, the pattern of the forest impacted the project from beginning to end.
For the front deck, the couple chose  a dining set by Teak Smith; the driftwood and metal corkscrew is by sculptor David Tanych.
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Santa Monica, California
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
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Santa Monica, California
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
“We always knew we wanted to do  prefab—here it is something interesting and beautiful that adds to the character of the street,” says TJ (on deck, with Jay, left, and Chloe). “There weren’t many options for staying in the area with  a growing family,” notes Stott.
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Santa Monica, California
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
A Japanese-style Bamboo water fountain sits in the driveway.
From the interior of the courtyard the blue Uintah Mountains can be seen sprawling along the horizon.
Another Krisel-designed property, this restored midcentury modern built by the Alexander Construction Co. in 1959 has vaulted tongue and groove ceilings and porcelain tile floors, and is furnished with classic designers from Warren Platner, George Nelson and the Eames, and vintage midcentury abstract paintings.
The tent-like home responds to the challenging site in a dynamic way.
Frontal view of the GOMOS #1
Entry way to a modern, contemporary Key West home.  Clean lines, planting was done with minimal species and in groupings.
Evening at Copperwood. The 20-acre lot enjoys visits from deer, eagles, hawk, blue heron, fox, and other wildlife.
The front elevation of the home remained modest in appearance with a simple vertical addition, maintaining the typical Austin bungalow aesthetic.
Case Inlet Retreat
The yard doubles as the retention area for the monsoon rainstorms as well as a place for the homeowners to play
The backyard’s emphasis on nature is mirrored in the front of the home, which also underwent extensive landscaping by Considered Design. The owners and Parish wanted to “tone everything down” and turn the home into a backdrop for a natural setting.
Entry Bridge
The entryway of the Pink House is recessed to enhance the spatial notion of solid and void.
“You’re surrounded by what appeals to most people on a small island, which is the sound of nature.” —Resident Mimi Parsons
Driveway lanes lead to a rolling gate for everyday parking. A 2 car garage is accessed of the alley in the rear.
Once through the street-level entrance, the property's modern garage door comes into view. Stairs lead up to the kitchen.
Front Exterior
roof deck/view
coastal midcentury modern // entry + drought-tolerant landscaping
Existing front facade
Main House Fire Pit
Front Porch: Bronze sculpture by Gail Folwell
Front outdoor area
Street view, frontal, dusk

Whether it's a backyard patio, an infinity pool, or a rooftop terrace, these modern outdoor spaces add to the richness of daily life. Escape into nature, or get lost in city views. Wherever you are, let these outdoor photos take you somewhere new with inspirational ideas for yards, gardens, outdoor tubs and showers, patios, porches, and decks.

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