Gallery – Porches, Patios, Decks, and Terraces

June 18, 2014

Who doesn’t love Porches, patios, decks, and terraces: not quite inside, not entirely outside, but always 100 percent delightful.

East and West meet gently on the North Shore of Massachusetts, where a depression in this shingled dwelling’s rocky site was neatly repurposed as a pool for Zen contemplation.

JA14 Robinson + Grisaru Architecture, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Architect: Robinson + Grisaru Architecture, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Builder:  Ken King Fine Carpentry, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.
Landscape Design:  By the owner

A private island just off Nantucket Sound furnishes a sheltered spot for family dining. Twisty trees, echoed in the home’s design, lend character to the little nook.

Architect and Builder: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders, Chatham, Mass.
Landscape Architect: Hawk Design, Sandwich, Mass.

Rough-barked branches, stacked stones, and beefy brackets add up to a charming porch adorning the entrance to this sprawling abode on the Maine coast.

Architect: Richard Bernhard, Camden, Maine
Contractor: Taylor-Made Builders, Northport, Maine
Landscape Architect : Landworks Design, Newcastle, Maine

Is this not the fantasy New ­England porch incarnate, with its shingles, rockers, coach lanterns, columns, and crisp trim all enfolded in a ­border of white hydrangeas?

Architect: Sally Weston Associates, Hingham, Mass.
Builder: E.B. Norris & Son Builders, Osterville, Mass.
Landscape designer and Contractor: Barnstable Land Design, Marstons Mills, Mass.

Pity the poor owners, who must sometimes leave the secret Vineyard garden that is tuned to be in peak bloom during their annual stay.

Architecture: Hutker Architects, Falmouth and Vineyard Haven, Mass.
Builder: Vineyard Construction -Services, Edgartown, Mass.
Landscape Architecture: Horiuchi Solien, Falmouth, Mass.

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