The Modern Courtyard House
The 7 modern houses below are designed with a courtyard as a significant feature of the home – whether as an enclosed entry or a sheltered central courtyard, these spaces enhance indoor/outdoor activity and provide a visual focus for the home.
“The heart of each home is a private courtyard that expands the experience of the home by blurring the line between inside and out.” – Ibarra Rosano Design Architects
Studio MM is currently designing a home for a family who loves to use their outdoor space but wants maximum privacy from neighbors. Our design solution is a courtyard-style house where the architecture provides the buffer from neighboring properties and focuses the home around our clients most active space.
Our “roundup” of Modern Shed Roof designs from a couple weeks ago was quite a hit in the LinkedIn group discussions and on Google+ so this week we’re sharing more of the modern houses we’ve been looking into for inspiration… Below are a few fun finds for The Modern Courtyard House. Enjoy!
Marcel Breuer’s Hooper House: a classic modern courtyard design. This central courtyard separates public and private spaces. images from Hooper House II.
The Six Courtyard Houses by Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, photographer Bill Timmerman, plan from IbarraRosano
Villa Lena by Olavi Koponen, photography by Jussi Tiainen
Seal Rocks House 4 by Bourne Blue Architecture, images – Brett Boardman, Richard Birth, Bourne Blue