There is a veritable geyser of data tracking housing today. From existing-home sales, to house prices, to new-home permits, to starts—housing metrics abound.
The great outdoors
Outdoor living spaces continue to rank high on most homeowners’ wish lists. The desire to incorporate a functional outdoor entertaining area into the overall home design appeals to virtually all segments of the market.
ArchitectGMD Design GroupScott Gardner, 919.320.3022Donnie McGrath, 770.375.7351Plan sizeTotal: 4,200 sf
Outdoor courtyards are perfect for outdoor dining and social interaction. While popular in the West and Southwest, they are less commonly seen in cooler climates. With design trends favoring stronger indoor-outdoor connections, a courtyard can be utilized as a hub to link multiple spaces of the interior and exterior of the home in moderate climates, too.