With warm weather on the horizon, we suggest you take notes on these superb patios from the Dwell community that caught our editor’s eye this week.

The Hood River Residence features a generous outdoor patio area that collects the public spaces of the home into one large indoor/outdoor entertaining space.

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1. Greenwich Village Townhouse

A lush garden pergola in the backyard of the Greenwich Village Townhouse offers a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life.

A lush garden pergola in the backyard of the Greenwich Village Townhouse offers a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Photo: Ty Cole

Architect: Ryall Sheridan Architects, Location: New York, New York

From the architect: “The program for this 1840s Greenwich Village townhouse redefined it as a spatially interconnected contemporary residence for a young family. The idea of circulation as a public ‘street,’ in which family members encounter each other as they go about their daily routines, informs the organization of the house. Large landings at the south end of the circulation space act as places to interact. All other programmatic elements are kept to the west side of the house, allowing the sky-lit eastern circulation ‘street’ to vertically connect spaces throughout the house. The services of the building are contained within a vertical core, which also defines the transition between open and closed spaces.”

2. La Mesa Residence

The roof of La Mesa Residence extends above an outdoor room that can be used for casual dining, shaded lounging during the day, or simply relaxing by the fire in the evenings.

The roof of La Mesa Residence extends above an outdoor room that can be used for casual dining, shaded lounging during the day, or simply relaxing by the fire in the evenings.

Photo: Undine Pröhl

Architect: Dutton Architects, Location: Los Angeles, California

From the architect: “Our client bought a historic adobe house by John Byers, one of the preeminent architects of Los Angeles in the first half of the 20th century. Dutton Architects relished the challenge of respecting the history and craft of the original, while adapting it for 20th-century living. The restoration of the original structure was guided by the consultant that oversees the Getty Trust’s adobe restoration projects.”

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Knoll Bertoia Side Chair

Though Italian-American artist Harry Bertoia had long harbored an interest in mesh and metal forms, it wasn’t until he joined the studio of Charles Eames that he developed his signature techniques for working with steel rods. He brought this knowledge to Pennsylvania in 1950, where he designed furniture for Knoll. Together, Bertoia and the Knoll team invented a custom jig that could bend the rods and produce a curved wire mesh, the foundation for the Side Chair that entered production in 1953. Since then, the chair has continued to be a mainstay in both indoor and outdoor furniture. The frame comes in a variety of finishes, and colored seat pads are available to lend softness to an industrial structure. Its transparent quality helps the Bertoia Side Chair blend into a range of design environments. Said Bertoia, “If you look at these chairs, you will find that they are mostly made up of air, just like sculptures. Space passes right through them.”

Stargazer Commercial Light String

Permanently light the patio, outline a building, or create a glowing party scene with this strand of vintage-inspired incandescent bulbs, found exclusively at terrain. Commercial-grade durability and a stainless steel support cable make these warm white lights suitable for long-term outdoor use. Photo Courtesy of Terrain

EdgeStar 42 Inch Wide Natural Gas Built-In Grill with Rotisserie and LED Light

Grillmasters rejoice! The Perfect top grill has arrived with everything you’d ever need to host the perfect bbq. The EdgeStar Built-In-Grill can handle large amounts of steak, fish and veggies over it’s three burners. Also, the built in rotisserie burner allows you to cook the perfect roast seamlessly. Don’t worry about constantly having to meddle with flames or worry about temperatures, because each burner is separated by steel, allowing you to adjust each temperature separately with ceramic briquette-style flame tamers that give you the ultimate control in your cooking. Photo Courtesy of Build.com

3. Birch Le Collaboration House

The outdoor living space of the Birch Le Collaboration House features a wood-burning fireplace under large, covered porch.

The outdoor living space of the Birch Le Collaboration House features a wood-burning fireplace under large, covered porch.

Photo by Will Johnson

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