It’s almost June and temperatures are on the rise, meaning outdoor time is upon us. There’s nothing better than a great outside space, and when you can add it as an extension to your home, it’s like bonus square footage. Here, we look for houses designed to give the best of both worlds, ones that offer that dream of seamless indoor/outdoor living.
In the suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand, the Two Houses at Nichada project, designed by Alkhemist Architects, has a double volume living area that opens up directly to the pool when the sliding glass doors disappear into the structure.
Witcher Crawford designed this sustainable home in place of an outdated 1960’s bungalow and the new exterior is both clean and contemporary, as is the mostly white interior. Folding glass doors slide to the side to extend the double-height dining room to the patio.
Designed by Zack | de Vito, this house in Marin County feels like a treehouse with views overlooking the valley below. The double-height living area has windows to the ceiling and the space extends out to the oversized deck.
Promised Land is a house in Amagansett, New York by Bates Masi Architects that’s divided into public and private wings. Sliding glass doors open the main living area up to the central reflecting pool and outdoor space.
Situated high above the Pacific Ocean, the Bronte House, designed by Rolf Ockert Design, opens up to the pool and ocean in the distance making this a pretty dreamy backyard.