In an Oregon home designed for aging-in-place, a central courtyard filled with native plants brings the outdoors in.
The glass wall separating the main living area and the inner courtyard garden in this eight-foot-wide house in London opens like an accordion to create a barrier-free transition. Built-in planters along the walls of the courtyard add greenery without eating into the valuable surface area of the courtyard.
An interior glass courtyard anchors the central living areas of this curvaceous Missouri home.
Four box-shaped structures, arranged around a central courtyard, make up this Seoul home. The courtyard is adorned with a single crepe myrtle, which sports red blossoms in summer.
This simple courtyard is perfectly spare—save for one tree—making it the meditative heart of a Los Angeles residence.
Beyond a stark, minimal exterior, this home in Fujisawa, Japan is surprisingly inviting, thanks to a sunny courtyard at its core.