Built adjacent a wilderness sanctuary, this remote island getaway conceals a secret: a lush atrium, built on granite rocks original to the site. The floor-to-ceiling glass admits sunlight to the back of the house as well.
While this San Francisco home quite literally overlooks the Mission District—the view is truly epic—its backyardis nothing to scoff at either. In fact, a continuous outdoor-indoor dining and living area means residents can simultanesouly enjoy the picturesque beauty of San Francisco and this miniature oasis.
This small garden, as well as its astonishingly minimalist home, definitely believes less-is-more. At night, a semitransparent screen means the indoor garden's trees appear on the exterior.
Concrete stepstones add a graphic accent to this flowery garden, located adjacent Dwell Founder Lara Hedberg Deam's home.
This zen garden, located within this Connecticut island home, was designed by the homeowner himself: a director emeritus of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Calling it his "private inner sanctum," the garden's goldens match a nearby 19th century Japanese screen.