Best Backyard: Mid Century Style on the Lagoons

A few weekends ago, I traveled to Columbus, Indiana, a true treasure trove of modern architecture. This small town in the Midwest attracted big name architects to come work on projects such as schools, banks and churches. We loved seeing the classic public buildings that exist there, but our tour of the residential spaces was enlightening as well...

There is a small residential community in Columbus built around two narrow man made lakes called "The Lagoons". Each home has a backyard leading down to the water and it is really pretty idyllic.

This backyard and backporch is attached to a very Brady style mid-c structure which is home to a family with a big dog and lots of kids (all boys). Can you imagine playing outside all summer in this backyard? Seems like heaven for the kids AND grownups!

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(Images: Janel Laban)