At a vacation house shared by two families on a lakeside plot outside Toronto, two-year-old Annika and five-year-old Soren make music on the "nap swing" on the deck, a popular hangout spot for kids and adults alike. Photo by Lorne Bridgman.
In warm weather, there's nothing like a little outdoor entertaining. At this Missouri house, Hufft Projects carved out a sunken seating area around a firepit. Photo by Mike Sinclair.
Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is what a modern back-to-the-land effort looks like. One North Face tent sits atop a deck; another caps the main building, which contains a kitchen and dining area. Take a look at more of this tent structure here. Photo by Dean Kaufman.