Below are the Gardenista finalists for the Best Outdoor Room, submitted by both professional designers and readers. To see all the photos for each project, scroll down within each box. You can vote once a day in each category now through July 15. Share images on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest using the sharing tools embedded beneath each image. Happy voting!
Wall Morris Interior Design. An Extension of a Cottage Living Space. Dublin, Ireland. "Renovation of a 100-year old cottage in County Dublin, Ireland."
Brooke Stroud. A Colorful Lounging Porch at Home in Marfa. Marfa, TX. "This is my bungalow in Marfa. I recently did subtle renovations to the house and yard. This classic porch is a wonderful gathing place to sit, chat, and eat. Coffee in the moring to after-dinner drinks. Wanted it simple, relaxing, modern, and durable."
Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects. Outdoor Room Defined by Dunes and a Cantilevered Structure. Amagansett, NY. "Nestled behind the dunes this house was designed to take advantage of the site while being sensitive to the natural landscape. Conceived of as two offset stacked boxes, the first floor steps away from the landscape creating a private outdoor area defined by the cantilevered volume above and the dunes."
Feldman Architecture. Plenty of Space to Relax in an Escape from San Francisco. Ross, CA. "The shack is an escape from city life for a busy San Francisco couple. The remodel included a two story addition, garage with green roof and stepped terraces with a swimming pool. The kitchen and living room were opened up to an outdoor seating and dining area."
Reese Roberts + Partners. Bamboo, Turf, and Water Make a Minimalist Modern Back Room. New York, NY. "A blind back lot was transformed into a tranquil outdoor room with three distinct elements. Bamboo lines the perimeter, softening the enclosing walls. A strip of water along the facade reflects light into the house. A turf seating area floats beyond the water, offering a serene oasis."