5 Outdoor Spaces We Love

Home courtyard with flooring and several plants

Outdoor spaces, such as courtyards, backyards, balconies and terraces, can greatly enhance a home—and the lives of its residents. Here we’ve identified five open-air gathering places that give new meaning to the term “outdoor oasis.”

This captivating courtyard in San Marcos, California

Abundant greenery, elegant brick pavers, sleek iron balusters and a trio of eye-catching copper fountains… Need we say more?

Courtyard of two-story home
The Reilly at The Summit at San Elijo Hills

This fabulous fireplace in Kissimmee, Florida

Every evening should end in front of a fireplace—especially if it’s this inviting outdoor fireplace with adjacent paver-stone patio.

Outdoor fireplace and sitting area in backyard
The Reece at North Pointe

This breathtaking backyard in Cave Creek, Arizona

A spacious covered patio and pristine pool with adjacent built-in barbeque are perfect for lounging—and entertaining!

Covered patio, pool and pergola in backyard
The Robert at Canyon Ridge Estates

This relaxing rooftop terrace in Baltimore, Maryland

This outdoor entertaining space boasts a generous seating area, a stunning stacked stone fireplace and miles of clear blue skies.

Rooftop terrace with outdoor fireplace and sitting area
The Kingsley at Hampden Square

This attractive deck in Aldie, Virginia

This charming wooden deck with bright white railing was made for gathering with family and friends!

Deck with sitting area
The Amherst at Aldie Estates

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