At this sustainable Los Angeles home, the residents love to relax in their indoor-outdoor living space, made by opening the glass sliding doors to connect the living room and engawa deck.
Economical, plentiful, and homely, wood was a natural fit for this Nordic-inspired cabin in Quebec. In back, a modest deck area offers an escape from cabin fever during the warmer months.
This modern farmhouse in Missouri features a wraparound porch, made of Brazilian ipe. Rolling slatted doors screen the living room windows, providing shade on sunny days.
A wraparound deck connects distinct houses at this communal vacation complex in Canada. The "nap swing" is a popular hangout spot for kids and adults alike.
At this indoor-outdoor bungalow in Redondo Beach, a 22-foot sliding-glass door by Fleetwood opens onto an ipe deck furnished with lounge chairs, a cocktail table, and stools from Room & Board’s Penelope line. The bar is made of concrete and Richlite, a wood-fiber composite used in skateboard ramps.
In keeping with the home's seasonal purpose, this summer cottage in Ontario privileges outdoor space. A covered fireplace and sitting area anchor the ipe deck, which overlooks the water.
Each bedroom at this off-the-grid escape in New Zealand has a sheltered outdoor space with a translucent screen that acts as a kind of lightwell, offering total privacy while allowing light to permeate the interior. The height of the screens was lowered slightly to give a clear view of the silhouette of the nearby mountain.
At the Wisconsin prefab of Frank Lloyd Wright's grandson, the peaceful deck is outfitted with Brant Natural Folding Chairs from Crate and Barrel. The Strata chairs and wrought-aluminum patio table are by Summer Classics.
New York architecture firm Tamarkin Co. used 100-year-old cypress salvaged from the swamps and rivers of Georgia and Florida for the skin and structure of this Shelter Island beach house.
Located off the dining room of this 100-year-old farmhouse in Healdsburg, California, a covered deck features an outdoor countertop and sink for washing vegetables on their way from the garden to the table.