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November 23, 2015
Even as temperatures outside plummet, a terrace can provide a point of outdoor connection all year round.
Wave House Living Room and Terrace, Fujisawa, Japan

The living room at this minimalist Japanese home opens onto a private terrace, concealed within the entrance’s cantilevered form. It serves as a secluded space to take in the sun. Thanks to the sizeable opening between the living room and terrace, it brings yet more light into the home. The terrace’s table and chairs are from Ikea

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Originally appeared in This Modest Japanese Home is a Surfer's Paradise
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Roof terrace and garden of eco-friendly prefab Paris home by Djuric Tardio Architectes

This eco-friendly prefab in Paris supports a rooftop terrace and vegetable garden where anything from squash to grapes can be grown. In addition to serving as gathering place during the summer, a large skylight admits illumination into the rooms below.

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Modern Scandinavian living room with a wood-burning stove

The kitchen-dining-living area of this Copenhagen floating home opens onto a low terrace that glides just above the water. Two canvas Bat chairs, one for each resident, are oriented north, away from the sun’s harshest glare.

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Originally appeared in The Residents of This Tiny Floating Home Can Dive Into the Water Two Feet from Bed
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Modern indoor-outdoor bedroom with a terrace

At this indoor-outdoor Mexican home, a terrace deck adds outdoor living space to the upper floor. Sapote hardwood makes up the deck, which connects intimately with the home’s own nearby tree. Bamboo floors in the adjacent master bedroom offer tonal contrast, and a stainless steel and custom plastic rocking chair accents the deck space. 

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Alberto Cáceres Centeno
Originally appeared in An Indoor-Outdoor House in Mexico Curves Around a Giant Tree
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Zafra residence hallway leads through the living room to the terrace.

The new layout at this renovated Madrid apartment promotes a simple flow from the hallway through the living room to the terrace. The wood floors are from Energía Natural.

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Originally appeared in A Childhood Home in Madrid Grows Up
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Montreal rooftop terrace with cedar sauna

The resident of this Scandinavian-inspired Montreal apartment often cooks out on his terrace, which offers a view of Mount Royal. The volume housing the sauna is clad in cedar planks that were painted black. The door and windows are by Alumilex, and the custom outdoor shower is by Avantage Plus.

Originally appeared in Copenhagen Expat Crafts Scandinavian-Inspired Apartment (with Sauna!) in Montreal
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ontario vacation home terrace with kaa design chairs and caneline outdoor sofa

At this modern lakeside retreat in Ontario, the terrace is outfitted with chairs from the Rusa collection by KAA Design and Diamond outdoor sofas from Cane-line.

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Originally appeared in Two Writers Just Enjoy the Basics
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Wave House Living Room and Terrace, Fujisawa, Japan

The living room at this minimalist Japanese home opens onto a private terrace, concealed within the entrance’s cantilevered form. It serves as a secluded space to take in the sun. Thanks to the sizeable opening between the living room and terrace, it brings yet more light into the home. The terrace’s table and chairs are from Ikea

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