Best Outdoor Spaces! East Coast, European & African Submissions

Best Outdoor Spaces! East Coast, European & African Submissions

Maxwell Ryan
Aug 26, 2009


Ever wondered what you could do with that little scrap of balcony or yard outside your door? Here's more inspiration and resources from homes in the East Coast, Europe and Africa. These were the 8 most popular posts from Manhattan to Philly to London to Capetown in our My Great Outdoors sharing this past June.

Name: Gorgeoux
Location: London
Type of space: Balcony
Pageviews: 2,584

>> gorgeoux's London Balcony

24 Comments: "My favorite so far. Teeny tiny, bright and beautiful." ~ auburn


Name: Matt
Location: Upper West Side, NYC
Type of space: Roof Deck
Pageviews: 1,752

>> Matt's Manhattan Roof Deck

21 Comments: "Wow, that is just spectacular!

Quick question for you -- it looks like you painted (or stained) the deck flooring on the main level. Did you find that the dark color caused the flooring to retain heat at all?" ~ Kathryn


Name: Landscape Designer Justine Heilner
Location: East Hampton
Type of space: Summer Benefit Party
Pageviews: 3,424

>> A Summer Party on a Tight Budget


Name: Clem & Louisa
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Type of space: Urban Backyard
Pageviews: 1,010

>> Clem & Louisa's Plunge Pool

11 Comments: "It's really original, and kind of inspiring for such a small spot. How deep is the pool?

Wow, just looked at some of the excavation and construction shots. Again, good job, and great imaginative use of the space." ~ austinsarah


Name: Amanda Hughes
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Type of space: Yard & Garden
Pageviews: 1,793

>> Amanda's Yard & Garden

4 Comments: "Wow! Your hard work and efforts were well worth it. It turned out great! Very impressive! The metal wall hanging with the added mirror is an idea I'll have to steal." ~ junklover


Name: Heather & Mike Mo'Bland
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type of space: Patio
Pageviews: 1,413

>> Mo'Bland's Philly Patio

8 Comments: "Also....that's really nice that your community gave out free water barrels. I have one, but I bought it. They are really great!" ~ junklover


Name: Ex-patriate English Ed
Location: Provence, France
Type of space: Garden
Pageviews: 1,704

>> An English Garden in Provence

13 Comments: "dreamy" ~ lorisf


Name: Jacob
Location: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Type of space: Lawn & Deck
Pageviews: 777

>> Jacob's Family Lawn

12 Comments: "Beautiful. I love all of the purple. It's gorgeous! I can't believe that lawn has no herbicides or pesticides. Awesome." ~ fastkat

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