Our 10 Favorite Indoor-Outdoor Homes of 2020

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Our 10 Favorite Indoor-Outdoor Homes of 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing more people into their homes, indoor-outdoor living – with its extra space, natural light, and connection to nature – feels more important than ever. From a luxury home in an Arizona golf community to a modern residence built over a stream in Los Angeles, here are our ten homes that embrace this new reality.

The Secret to This Tiny Texas Site Is Big Glass

Dallas, Texas-based architect Michael Gooden designed a stylish space on a wedge-shaped lot that captures a panorama of the lake and tree-top views in nearly every direction.

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Architect Debuts an Indoor-Outdoor Oasis Near Las Vegas

Architect Dan Coletti’s challenge in designing The New American Home 2020, a yearly showpiece at the International Builders’ Show, was simple: Top what he did in 2019. So, he created a spacious, glass-encased jewel in the desert, offering unobstructed views of mountains and the Las Vegas skyline.

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Tour a New York Home with the Ambiance of a Gallery

Big glass openings connect art and nature in a modernist home designed by architect Carol Kurth. The home, deemed Art House 2.0, is located on a wooded property in Westchester, New York, and features multiple sliding glass patio doors that seamlessly blend the interior with the exterior.

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Flipped Floor Plan
Flipped Floor Plan

A Flipped Floor Plan Transforms This Austin Home

To achieve the best views from a low and narrow lot in Austin, Texas, Brett Ames of Ames Design Build flipped the floor plan – and the results are stunning.

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Phoenix Remodel with a Modern Twist
Phoenix Remodel with a Modern Twist

Dive into a Phoenix Remodel with a Modern Twist

Architect James Trahan put a modern twist on a two-story, ranch-style home in Phoenix by carefully curating the views and creating connections to the exterior through moving walls of glass.

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This California Home Turns Indoor-Outdoor Living Upside-Down

Architects Lindsay and Rory Brown of the Brown Studio flipped the floor plan to maximize views while preserving privacy in this oceanside bluff home in Encinitas, California.

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Inside an Arizona Home with a “Birdie’s-Eye View”

In this short video tour of the home, architect Jessica Hutchison-Rough of Urban Design Associates, Ltd. talks about the surrounding community, pre-design site research, and how the architecture team used glazing and elevation to maximize the views.

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Lose Yourself in this New York Home that Hovers Over the Hudson River

Resting on 9-foot high steel columns, this modern home designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture in idyllic Croton-on-Hudson, New York, enjoys picturesque views of the Hudson River through massive moving walls of glass.

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Architect’s L.A. house features floor-to-ceiling glass over a flowing stream

The immersive indoor-outdoor experience of Bridge House, a boundary-pushing home that crosses over a stream in Los Angeles, underscores architect Dan Brunn’s love of nature.

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Tour an Austin Home with a Scenic Point of View

Ryan Burke, principal of A Parallel Architecture, calls this 8,174-square-foot home in the wooded Westlake neighborhood of Austin, Texas, “first and foremost a view house,” an aesthetic effect achieved through a series of projecting terraces and extensive floor-to-ceiling glass.

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