July 21, 2021

10 Homes With an Indoor-Outdoor Blend

These easy-breezy homes blend indoor comfort with outdoor airiness.

1. 4 Sculptural Houses are in Tip-Top Form

This Los Angeles home by Standard Architecture was inspired by American vernacular architecture. Photography by Mike Kelley.

2. T.K. Chu Creates a Meditative Home Complete With a Shrine in Suzhou, China

The tea room at this Suzhou residence opens into the courtyard. Photography by Ting Wang.

3. Aidlin Darling Design Carves Out a Soaring Home on a Bay Area Precipice

A cedar-clad “bridge” that floats above the courtyard connects the two wings of the house. Photography by Joe Fletcher.

4. Zarysy Reimagines the Cabin Aesthetic for a Lake House in Poland

Expansive windows in the living room open to the pool. Photography by Tomo Yarmush. 

5. Laidlaw Schultz Architects Designs a Laguna Beach Beauty

The property was composed of two separate buildings arrayed around a courtyard. Photography by John Ellis.

6. Architect Andreas Bründler Transforms a Former Carriage House into a Family Home

A curved buttress—part of the quarry-stone wall that formerly divided the building—frames the living-dining area’s freestanding fireplace and sliding glass wall beyond. Photography by Christian Schaulin. 

7. High Desert Retreat by Aidlin Darling Design Wins 2020 Best of Year Award for Desert House

The residence was sited on a rocky plateau overlooking the Coachella Valley. Photography by Joe Fletcher.

8. Abramson Architects and Magni Kalman Design Collaborate on Lush Beverly Hills Abode

The expansive courtyard is the literal and figurative heart of the house. Photography by Manolo Langis.

9. Studiohuerta’s Residence in Cabo San Lucas Works in Concert With the Elements

Huerta carved granite rocks found on the property into a courtyard sofa. Photography by Roland Halbe.

10. Dylan Farrell Design Boldly Renovates a Sydney Home to Stimulate the Senses

The dining room in this Sydney residence has easy access to the backyard. Photography by Felix Forest.

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