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 project, designed by , has a double volume living area that opens up directly to the pool when the sliding glass doors disappear into the structure.
Even with a narrow allotment for outdoor space, the house by has an elongated deck and pool that run the length of the house letting the various rooms to open to the outdoors.
designed this sustainable in place of an outdated 1960’s bungalow and the new exterior is both clean and contemporary, as is the mostly white interior.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.
The Fish House was designed by for the hot, humid climate of Singapore. Open, covered spaces protect the residents from the sun while providing natural ventilation.
Designed by , 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.
is a house in Amagansett, New York by 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.
designed home in La Jolla, California to have its ground floor living room completely open up to become an outdoor room that looks as if it’s floating above the water.
The semi-detached , by , has massive pivoting doors that swing open to create a seamless transition to the back garden.
In Westmere, Auckland, New Zealand, the waterfront house was renovated by to have angular views that lead you out to the deck.
Situated high above the Pacific Ocean, the Bronte House, designed by , opens up to the pool and ocean in the distance making this a pretty dreamy backyard.