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January 19, 2016
Country homes don't have a monopoly on scenery. These urban residences frame stunning views of iconic landmarks, waterfronts, and cityscapes.
Modern prefab Chicago live/work space by UrbanLab with chicago tempered glass windows, tubelite frames, and concrete flooring in the living area

The top-floor apartment of this Chicago live/work space prioritizes natural light and functionality. The bedroom, kitchen, and living area form a U shape around a capacious roof deck with breathtaking views of downtown.

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Originally appeared in In Just 48 Hours, a Chicago Live/Work Space Is Built from the Ground Up Using Concrete Panels
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Rooftop patio with Crate & Barrel couch and Hausers umbrella in San Diego renovation by Magnus Architects.

What this San Diego cottage lacks in size, it makes up for with stunning views of the ocean. The homeowners lounge on a Crate & Barrel sofa underneath a Hausers umbrella. 

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Magnus Architects
Originally appeared in A California Cottage Renovated for Easy Indoor-Outdoor Living
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On either side of a photograph by Torbjorn Rodland are Elysées sconces by Pierre Paulin. A lighted Bouroullec vase sits atop a vintage Raymond Loewy storage unit.

The Eiffel Tower, in all its 984-foot-high glory, is framed by a long, thin window at this Paris flat, home of art gallery director Didier Krzentowski.

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Originally appeared in Like a Kid in a Candy Store
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Modern renovation in San Francisco with roof deck

The roof deck of this San Francisco renovation has a commanding view of the East Bay and Mount Tiburon. “We have friends out here in the summer and stay too long drinking wine,” says resident and architect George Bradley.

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Originally appeared in A Home with Eclectic Style Looks Just Right
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Visible skylights on outdoor roof terrace.

The newly built-out second-floor roof terrace at this Tribeca loft has an unobstructed view of the Empire State Building. The outdoor table is vintage Paul McCobb.

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Originally appeared in A Renovated Tribeca Loft with Skylight
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Modern multifamily home in Seattle with rocker chairs and steel planters on the roof deck

Rex folding rocker chairs from Design Within Reach and black galvanized-steel planters from IKEA grace this Seattle home's relaxing roof deck. 

 

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Originally appeared in Three Families Comfortably Fit in One Slim Lot
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Roman and Nora stand on the terrace, and look out over the reflecting pool and beyond.

The residents of this futuristic Viennese penthouse gaze out past a reflecting pool at the city below. 

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Originally appeared in The Penthouse Has Landed
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Grange Yard office

This live/work addition in London frames the iconic Shard. Flush skirting creates clean lines and allows furniture to butt up against the walls. 

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Michael Trentham Architects
Originally appeared in A Tiny Live/Work Addition Crowns a Historic London House
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marcio kogan studio MK27 open air cube house roof deck

The roof deck of architect Marcio Kogan's Cube House in São Paulo, Brazil, offers a spectacular view of the surrounding cityscape. 

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Originally appeared in Profiles: Brazilian Architect Marcio Kogan
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Joe Day and Nina Hachigian relax on their terrace overlooking the hills in Silver Lake area of Los Angeles.

Leaving the bustle of Washington, D.C., architect Joe Day and his wife return to California and discover that life in a single-family dwelling isn't as isolated as they had feared. Joe and his spouse Nina Hachigian relax on their terrace overlooking the hills in Silver Lake area of Los Angeles.

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Originally appeared in Way Out West
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Modern prefab Chicago live/work space by UrbanLab with chicago tempered glass windows, tubelite frames, and concrete flooring in the living area

The top-floor apartment of this Chicago live/work space prioritizes natural light and functionality. The bedroom, kitchen, and living area form a U shape around a capacious roof deck with breathtaking views of downtown.

Photo by Christopher Sturman.

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