Top 5 Homes of the Week With Picturesque Patios

The perfect patio bridges the gap between the great outdoors and the comforts of home. Our editor's top picks of the week are a breath of fresh air.

This midcentury home was originally designed by George Reeves and updated by Luigi Rosselli Architects. In the backyard, Will Dangar's landscape design places the verdant, tropical scenery at center stage.

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1. Collector’s Retreat

The patio of Collector's Retreat by Heliotrope Architects allows the homeowners to gaze out into a sea of trees.

The patio of Collector’s Retreat  by Heliotrope Architects allows the homeowners to gaze out into a sea of trees.

Photo by Sean Airhart

Architect: Heliotrope Architects, Location: Orcas Island, Washington

From the architect: “The owners, both dedicated art collectors and creators, desired a flexible space that could be easily reconfigured over time. The home is situated at the top of a steep hill, with southwest views and a forest on the opposite side. Outside, a carport doubles as a dining terrace in inclement weather and a lower terrace with a fire pit serves as the primary focus for summer leisure.”

2. Homage to Oscar

This midcentury home was originally designed by George Reeves and updated by Luigi Rosselli Architects. In the backyard, Will Dangar's landscape design places the verdant, tropical scenery at center stage.

This midcentury home was originally designed by George Reeves and updated by Luigi Rosselli Architects. In the backyard, Will Dangar’s landscape design places the verdant, tropical scenery at center stage.

Photo: Prue Ruscoe

Architect: George Reeves / Luigi Rosselli Architects, Location: Bellevue Hill, Australia

From the architect: “Overall our clients felt that the major elements of the layout of their home worked well, [but] the connections between the indoor and outdoor spaces were poor and the house was generally beginning to look its age…as such, improving those connections and restoring and enhancing the home in line with the original architect’s intent was the main focus of this renovation.”

3. 68 Jonkershoek

Gallagher Lourens Architects revamped 68 Jonkershoek's inner courtyard with a natural pool, a wooden deck, and a brickwork brise soleil.

Gallagher Lourens Architects revamped 68 Jonkershoek’s inner courtyard with a natural pool, a wooden deck, and a brickwork brise soleil.

Photo: Elsa Young

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