This design-savvy family in Copenhagen turned what could have been a dilapidated deck off the entrance level of the town house into a 500-square-foot casual living space, complete with a custom couch, a grill, a Fermob table with Hay Hee dining chairs by Hay, and a hammock that sits nestled away from the crowd.
This courtyard garden in Brooklyn Heights may be small, but its spectacular design by landscape architect Susannah Drake packs a big, green punch. The 16-foot-high glass walls that enclose the space also offer residents a brilliant view from inside.
With the Pacific Ocean not far away, the owners of this Manhattan Beach home are quite content with their 15-by-30-foot backyard. The architect Michael Lee outfitted the space in concrete, bamboo, ipe, and stone to create the perfect spot for s’mores after a long day of surfing.
This Japanese-style yard in Berkeley, California might appear larger than it is, but that’s all due to the illusion created by extending the garden design upward against the hillside.
The owners of this 19th-century tenement in Brooklyn are lucky to have a yard, even if it means it’s a small, but impactful rooftop deck.
A rooftop oasis adds green space to this Manhattan, New York town house. The architects planted red fescue at the client's request for an experience akin to "walking through a field."
An American architect in Paris created a number of small green spaces in his family’s home, as seen in this outdoor patio.