Vibrant Garden Backyard
Vibrant Garden Backyard
Scenic Landscaping
Fountain area of backyard, landscape design. Photo by Heather Knapp
Outdoor Living Wall
Outdoor Living Wall
Bright Green
Succulant Living Wall in Outdoor Living Space
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
Montlake
Montlake
Hoedemaker Pfeiffer
This remodel of an architect’s Seattle bungalow goes beyond simple renovation. It starts with the idea that, once completed, the house should look as if had been built that way originally. At the same time, it recognizes that the way a house was built in 1926 is not for the way we live today. Architectural pop-outs serve as window seats or garden windows. The living room and dinning room have been opened up to create a larger, more flexible space for living and entertaining. The ceiling in the central vestibule was lifted up through the roof and topped with a skylight that provides daylight to the middle of the house. The broken-down garage in the back was transformed into a light-filled office space that the owner-architect refers to as the “studiolo.” Bosworth raised the roof of the stuidiolo by three feet, making the volume more generous, ensuring that light from the north would not be blocked by the neighboring house and trees, and improving the relationship between the studiolo and the house and courtyard.
Garden Villa
Garden Villa
North Arrow Studio
Chris Perez + Jamie Leisure
English Jewel Box
English Jewel Box
Mariani Landscape
The gravel path leads through to the many spaces ending in the fountain focal point. The path is lined with cushwa brick with a circular pattern reinforcing the space. Boxwood surrounds this space. The wall is graced with two standard form lilacs. Photo Credit: Linda Oyama Bryan
Preston Way Residence
Preston Way Residence
Osborne Architects
sustainable deisgn, LEED platinum home
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.