For a narrow three-story home in Toronto, architect Donald Chong left enough space in the 16-foot-wide backyard for a garden and comfortable dining area.
This sophisticated Manhattan town house features a dramatic 90-square-foot patio with a cooking and seating area. The floor and countertop are clad in Inca Gray Honed slate from Stone Source and the bench and planters are teak. By creating a vertical garden, the architects integrated greenery into the views from every level of the house.
At a New York co-op, a re-imagined interior and gracious new outdoor space transformed an architectural blunder to boon. The residents installed a 16-foot-wide deck for playing and grilling, and lined it with hostas, Hollywood juniper, and bamboo.
At the 2,000-square-foot Copenhagen town house that Sofie and Frank Christensen Egelund share with their four children, a 500-square-foot outdoor space with a grill, a table, and a hammock sits just off the entrance level of the townhouse, offering extra room for dining, relaxing, and entertaining.
Three ginkgo biloba trees, a fountain with an Italian marble spout designed by Thomas Woltz, and bluestone pavers make up this charming Manhattan garden.
A third floor addition and whole-house renovation modernized a funky cottage on an unusual lot in San Francisco. In an effort to preserve the surrounding mature gardens, the addition did not alter the footprint of the house.
Architect William Tozer inserted clean white planes into the envelope of this Victorian terrace house in London. The climbing wall at the back of the garden is entirely the work of Mark Tiarks, who built the house and who relished a chance to step out from beneath Tozer’s plans and design an aspect of the project himself.