Architects Smruti Kamat and Lester Rozario convinced their clients to set aside a third of their Bangalore, India lot for the garden, which draws light deep into their three-story home. The wall surrounding the outdoor area is built of bricks made from soil that was excavated for the home’s foundation.
This São Paulo apartment creates a garden oasis in the heart of the city. A plant-filled deck runs the length of the apartment, blurring the boundary between inside and out.
A lush, ground-floor garden in Carnegie Hill, New York City is filled with ginkgo biloba trees, an existing fountain with an Italian marble spout designed by Thomas Woltz, and bluestone pavers. The terrace is filled with woodland greenery: Leucothoe, ostrich ferns, and lady ferns.
A rooftop in Montreal houses a cedar-clad sauna and a custom outdoor shower by Avantage Plus.
An entertaining-ready roof deck in Seattle is equipped with Rex folding rocker chairs from Design Within Reach and black galvanized-steel planters from Ikea.