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Outdoor living encompasses decks and patios, gardens and yards, pools and ponds. For anything your client might want changed on their property, you'll have to contend with Mother Nature. Sometimes it takes a whole team--landscapers, gardeners, plumbers, among others--but an outdoor space can be the finishing touch on a perfect home.
Private Residence, Winter Park, Fla.
Builder/Architect: Phil Kean Design Group, Winter Park
Photo: Uneek Luxury Tours/Courtesy Phil Kean Design Group
This courtyard home uses 12-foot sliding glass doors to open the interior living space to the lanai. The lanai itself is 1,132 square feet and features a koi pond, a summer kitchen, and an outdoor dining and seating area. Opening the home to the outdoors doubles the home’s living space.
Well-designed exterior living enhances a new home’s appeal in all types of climates