Backyard Escape-Outdoor dining

“We envisioned a piece very sculptural and solid to define and anchor the dining space,” Jennifer Pacca says of the 10-foot-long dining table with a light gray concrete top and […]

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Backyard Escape-Seating area

Sheltered by a large umbrella, this multifunctional seating area is an ideal spot to work from home or gather with family. The comfy, visually pleasing setting beckons the homeowners to […]

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International Intrigue-Patio

The home’s back patio features a pergola-covered sitting area. A 12-by-24-foot lap pool (left) hits the spot on a sultry summer day.

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Backyard Escape-Pavilion

This heated pavilion boasts a stone woodburning fireplace, knotted-pine-covered ceiling and chic all-weather furnishings and accents that rival indoor-quality comfort and style. Colors derived from the stone — in a […]

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Backyard Escape-Outdoor Kitchen

Entertaining needs are met with a sizable island where the homeowners can cook, prep and mingle in the outdoor kitchen, Jennifer Pacca says. The granite countertop and stainless-steel cabinets are […]

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International Intrigue-Exterior

Characteristics of the home’s Italian Renaissance Revival style include an arcade across the front façade at the porch level, which involves a series of simplified columns. The bracketed eave line […]

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A Farmhouse with Modern Flair-Exterior

The exterior of the home is clad in clay-fired brick. “Not one brick is the same,” builder Richard Wonsala says. “We used a technique called lime washing. That’s why the […]

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Old House, New Story-Screened-in porch

The screened-in porch was used well into the fall season. “We had many wonderful dinner parties out there, and we loved sitting there in a summer rainstorm,” designer and homeowner […]

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Riverside Reverie-Pool

“The pool is not very large, but it serves the purpose,” designer and homeowner Barbara Batesko says. The neighbor’s existing evergreens provide privacy for swimmers and sunbathers.

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