This renovated 19th-century farmhouse features a new porch with a modern touch. The columns are made of anodized aluminum and the cables are stainless steel. "Even though it's a traditional, covered porch, it has very modern materials," designer Tom Givone says.
This New Zealand vacation home features a number of outdoor spaces. The end of the house contains the secluded master bedroom, which is separated by a covered deck.
An Austin dwelling revolves around a central oak tree, which sprouts out of the rear deck. The atrium’s array of windows draw the eye in the tree’s direction. The wood cladding of the single-story wings provide a pleasant contrast with the central volume’s stucco finish.
A peaceful North Carolina retreat is designed to connect with its woodsy site. The composite bamboo decking is by Calibamboo.
The living room of this minimal Japanese surf shack opens onto a private terrace that 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.
A 861-square-foot prefab in Copenhagen has a wall of glass doors and windows that extends the space onto a comfortable deck.
A narrow balcony on a renovated Tel Aviv building helps shade the residents while funneling the cool ocean breeze from the west.
A multi-family structure in Seattle contains a roof deck shared by all residents. Rex folding rocker chairs from Design Within Reach are paired with black galvanized-steel planters from Ikea on the building’s roof deck.