8 Gorgeous Patios to Inspire Summer Dreaming
These gorgeous patio designs will have you begging for sunny days.
Winter is gone, spring is upon us and summer is fast-approaching. And where there’s warm weather, there are days spent on the patio. To kick off the days of frivolous lounging and endless refreshments, we’re taking a look back at some of our fave patio designs from the WL archives.
1. Concrete Oasis
Boasting an array of porcelain tiles entwined with a luscious green garden, this BattersbyHowat-designed patio showcases a masterful combination of sophistication and craftsmanship. See more of this bright and airy home reno.
2. Rustic Lodge
Renovated by Stark Architecture, this 1973 Whistler ski cabin underwent a dramatic 180-degree makeover. The jet-black steel beams are perfectly juxtaposed by the verde view, making this suspended patio an ideal spot for the homeowners to get a breath of fresh air. See more of this revamped Whistler cabin.
3. Tropical Getaway
The stoic landscape, the cool stone flooring, the stunning infinity pool—everything about this Hawaiian veranda, designed by Stephanie Brown, exudes a serene tropical vibe. See more of this Maui vacation home.
4. Natural Paradise
This luxurious design by David Nicolay of Evoke International Design combines the natural and the man-made; wood inlays, shrubs and an inviting vanishing-edge jacuzzi grace the breathtaking waterfront view. See more of this open-concept design.
5. Family Resort
Designed by Rus Collins and Lorin Turner of Zebra Group, this Hamptons-style patio uses charcoal granite tiles, limestone masonry and a sparkling pool to achieve a sleek, modern look. See more of this elegant waterfront home.
6. Effortlessly Chic
Matthew McLeod and Lisa Bovell of McLeod Bovell designed this one-of-a-kind patio. With its modern glass partitions, asymmetrical beams and magnificent infinity pool, it embodies modern luxury. See more of this luxurious-yet-simple design.
7. View Master
Designed by BattersbyHowat, this modest, family-friendly beach house imparts a sense of comfort and nostalgia; the spacious terrace is a minimalistic palette of white, soft grey and glass that opens up to beautiful views from multiple vantage points. See more of this modern seaside cabin.
8. Wooden Grandeur
After a devastating fire burned the original patio to the ground, architect Jeremy Sturgess re-employed his genius to create a Z-shaped veranda with warm cedar flooring and striking black posts that overlooks Kootenay Lake. See more of this restored lakeside retreat.