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Vote for the Best Outdoor Living Space Project in Our Design Awards


Vote for the Best Outdoor Living Space Project in Our Design Awards

July 23, 2017

Our judges have chosen the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for your favorite projects in our 2017 Considered Design Awards, once per day in each of the Gardenista and Remodelista categories. Voting closes at midnight on August 4, and winners will be announced on August 7.

Below, browse the finalists in the best Outdoor Living Space category—which is open to both amateur gardeners and professional designers—then head to our awards page to Vote.

N.B.: Curious to know who’s winning? We reveal the rankings when you vote in each category.

Rustic Canyon Residence Project

Above: This Rustic Canyon Residence in LA was submitted by Studio Shamshiri and chosen as a finalist by guest judge Deborah Needleman, who liked it for being a “simple, elegant, warm, modernist space created to lounge, sit, or swim in what is essentially an open plan.” Photograph by Shade Degges.

Bell Residence Project

Above: The Bell Residence in Sherman Oaks, California was designed by Studio Hus and chosen by Deborah Needleman, who said: “The Moroccan inspiration works well in the context of this climate and with this architecture. The original and unusual tile work creates a striking and strong base for what is otherwise a tonal composition of stucco, table, chairs, and pottery—all of which are lovely and well chosen. The busyness of the floor pattern is offset by a sense of calm all around it. The flooring connects stylistically to the lanterns overhead. The garden space itself connects nicely to the interior, both compositionally and with the clever use of black details—from the interior’s curtain edge to the window mullions and the pillars of the pergola to the pair of black chairs beyond.”

Crane-Peyton Residence Project

Above: The Crane-Peyton Residence in Brooklyn was submitted by Edible Petals and selected by Deborah Needleman, who called it “a nice, multiple-use space for a family to dine in and relax.” Photograph by Shannon Greer.

Wine Country Escape Project

Above: Katharine’s Wine Country Escape in St. Helena, California, was chosen by Gardenista editor Michelle Slatalla, who said: “In an arid landscape, this project makes good use of low-water plants and a light colored hardscape palette to make the space feel airy and cool.”

Courtyard Residence Project

Above: Designed by Kuklinski+Rappe Architects, the Courtyard Residence in Downers Grove, Illinois, was chosen by Michelle Slatalla, who said: “With a soothing water element and an inviting patio, this project extends living space seamlessly to the outdoors.” Photograph by Tom Harris.

Have you chosen your favorite? Then head to the best Outdoor Living Space category page to vote.

Don’t forget to vote once per day in all contest categories on both Gardenista and Remodelista, now through August 4.

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