6 creative outdoor living schemes

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Professional Builder’s House Review collaborative presents six concepts that push the boundaries in outdoor living design.

6 creative outdoor living schemes

6 creative outdoor living schemes

June 10, 2012

6. Outdoor Getaway


Todd Hallett, AIA, CAPS

TK Design and Architecture





Living area: 2,825 sf

Porches: 680 sf (rear), 62 sf (front)

Garage: 635 sf

Width: 72 feet

Depth: 86 feet, 4 inches

The best outdoor spaces are those that blur the lines between outside and inside. The key to creating phenomenal outdoor space is to integrate the space into the initial design of the home. When this is done right it will be hard to tell where the home stops and nature begins.

A. Entrance courtyard blurs the line between inside and outside

B. Optional entrance tower (not shown in elevation) provides another layer to the procession from outside to inside

C. Outdoor fireplace anchors the courtyard and adds flair and comfort

D. Folding glass doors create a seamless transition from the outside to the interior

E. The foyer becomes a bridge between two outdoor spaces

F. Two-way fireplace to loggia visually connects the space to the owner’s suite


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