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Featured Outdoor Space

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Outdoor Pool Pavilion in Texas

A sunrise-to-sunset pavilion puts down Texas roots.

A sunrise-to-sunset pavilion puts down Texas roots.

 
 
 

The Best of Custom Home Outdoors

Successful Rooftop Transformation in Chicago

A Chicago roof garden is lush and private, thanks to hardy plants, shoji screens, and well-camouflaged mechanicals.

A Deluxe Outdoor Kitchen, Poolside

It may be tucked away and minimalist in spirit, but this outdoor kitchen is loaded with great looks and ideal kitchen features. What better way to make each lovely day last as long as possible?

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

Custom Home editors have compiled a slideshow featuring the winners in the Outdoor Spaces and Accessory Building categories from our recent Custom Home Design Awards.

 
 

Award-Winning Outdoor Spaces

Cove House, Austin, Texas

2013 Builder's Choice and Custom Home Design Awards Merit Winner for Outdoor Space

The renovation of an existing cottage included a 630-square-foot additionfamily room down, master suite above--a detached garage with a planted roof (visible in foreground), and updated outdoor spaces.

The Shack

Builder's Choice and Custom Home Design Awards Merit Award for Outdoor Space

Images of the Archive Center designed by Rod Ashley Architect.

Private Retreat and Guest Residence, Incline Village, Nev.

Two mirror-image buildings engage each other and the landscape.

 
 
 
 

Green Outdoors

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The Sustainable Sites Initiative Looks at the Possibilities of Creating Restorative Landscapes

The Sustainable Sites Initiative elevates the importance of landscape.


environmental regulations made permeable landscaping a requirement for this 2-acre parcel, on oyster harbors overlooking west bay in osterville, mass. stephen stimson associates landscape architects designed a driveway with a grassy median and dry-laid bricks in a deep, drainable construction base.

Hold the Hardscape

A thoughtfully designed house may enhance the landscape at large, but the act of constructing it wreaks terrible havoc on the soil.