Paddington
Paddington
Harrison's Landscaping
A stunning pool and landscape design with a hint of Moroccan influence.
Soho Loft - Rooftop Expansion
Soho Loft - Rooftop Expansion
John Muggenborg - Architectural Photography
© Protected Image. Photo by: John Muggenborg (917)721-7091
Rollingwood
Rollingwood
The Garden Design Studio
See In, See Out / Jessica Mims / www.SeeInSeeOut.com
Coastal Living - Allison Ramsey Architects Holiday House
Coastal Living - Allison Ramsey Architects Holiday House
Allison Ramsey Architects
Photos by Josh Savage for Coastal Living You can order a full set of plans or a study set for this home. Go to: http://www.allisonramseyarchitect.com/fullpage.cfm?id=211
Pacific Heights Remodel and Addition
Pacific Heights Remodel and Addition
EAG Studio
Blue stone paved courtyard - or exterior room - with raised limestone planters, outdoor kitchen and privacy random-pattern cedar fence and cabinetry.
Manhattan Beach Residence
Manhattan Beach Residence
GEL: Griffin Enright Landscape
View of seating area and fire pits. Photo by Taiyo Watanabe
Stillhouse Bluff Residence
Stillhouse Bluff Residence
Arielle C. Schechter, AIA
A view from inside the entry courtyard at twilight shows the connection to the outdoors from the main rooms of the residence. On the left, the living room opens up to the water garden, as does the office space across the pond. Duffy Healey, photographer.
The Bridge House
The Bridge House
Castanes Architects PS
House is formed of culmunation of simple gabled volumes Photo: Michael Moore
Beneath Starry Skies
Beneath Starry Skies
Casa Smith Designs, LLC
The durability and beauty of teak furniture is hard to compare with. This outdoor entertaining space flows seamlessly with the interiors. The outdoor kitchen is part of the overall space rather than separate allowing the counters to serve double duty as a serving table. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360
St. Helena Vineyard Estate
St. Helena Vineyard Estate
Centric General Contractors
This expansive St. Helena project entailed the construction of a complete wine valley estate, including a 5 bedroom 4-1/2 bath main residence and a 2 bedroom and 2 bath guest house. Included in the project were the pool, pool house, and sweeping architecturally designed gardens with detailed stonework. Additions to the project included: hand-built open trusses, multiple grand staircases, a custom wood bath tub filled from the ceiling, a firemen’s pole in the children’s wing with built-in queen sized bunk beds, a koi pond and custom finishes on all new and recycled materials throughout the estate.
Monsoons in India are best enjoyed in a beautiful courtyard with a steaming cup of tea or coffee. A traditional courtyard design in Indian homes is to have walls on three sides which provides seclusion and privacy. Hence most of the courtyard areas are in the center or are adjacent to the house. A good courtyard design plan will not only be open-roofed but also be seamlessly connected to the house. A courtyard in the home has many advantages. It provides the utmost privacy and creates a microclimate for a variety of plants. In most homes, courtyards are open-air entertainment centers, while others house they serve as an extended outdoor kitchen. While browsing different courtyard ideas keep in mind the following
  • Don't block the view of the rain or blue skies. Don't add fences, walls or creepers that block out the light and air in the courtyard. If you have a really small courtyard inside the house do not add too many plants and make the place feel cluttered.
  • Pay attention to seating. Whatever the purpose, courtyards are a high foot traffic area. The traditional south Indian courtyard homes have stairs on all four sides that not only serve as an entrance but also as seating. Think about adding floor seating and ensure you opt for high-quality weatherproof furniture.
  • Don't be afraid to steer away from the tradition. Talk to a professional about your courtyard interior design. You can be extravagant and have a small swimming pool in your courtyard or be minimalist and have a few accessories or plants and enjoy the simple space.
If you are looking for ideas for a private outdoor space then look no more, we have the best courtyard pictures and designs on Houzz.