Incredible courtyard with trees and gravel and CLASS. Design by Franchesca Watson, found via Desire to Inspire

RKW: Dream Space: Residential Atriums I like that its a room or part of a room in the house, but it can't decide where it belongs, the bath, the living room, a garden of its own - with a lousy view? Still there's something I like about the basic concept

Interior Courtyards: This image is from a lovely blog post on lookslikewhite about the beauty and delight of interior courtyards. Having an open-to-the-sky center of the home is a beneficial feature of Vastu. I plan something like this for my own house! Sherri Silverman, author of Vastu: Transcendental Home Design in Harmony with Nature. http://transcendencedesign.com/vastu/

Interior Courtyards

New York - Steven Harris Architects. An open courtyard separates the ground-floor sitting room from the home office.

A modern glass and steel walkway connects the dairy barn to the rest of the 7,919-square-foot main house: a salvaged stacked log cabin containing the entryway and mudroom.

How a Forgotten 19th Century Dairy Barn Was Turned Into an Enchanting Wyoming Home

A modern glass and steel walkway connects the dairy barn to the rest of the from the garage to my home. - CSH square-foot main house: a salvaged stacked log cabin containing the entryway and mudroom.

Fixer Upper: Retro '70s Redo with a Dash of Fresh Herbs | HGTV's Fixer Upper With Chip and Joanna Gaines | HGTV

Fixer Upper: Retro '70s Redo with a Dash of Fresh Herbs

As seen on HGTVs Fixer Upper, I love this atrium. When I saw the show and the atrium I thought get rid of it. but they turned it into a lovely indoor herb garden. So convenient and something lovely to look at from the kitchen sink.

If I could design whatever type of house I wanted it would be an atrium style with a courtyard like this in the middle.

Small backyard patio design with white pergola and black rattan chair cushion sets Having backyard patio pergola in your home will give you more experience

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