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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.

(Photo: Ema Peter.)

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.

(Photo: Krista Jahnke.)

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.

(Photo: Travis Rowan.)

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.

(Photo: Janis Nicolay.)

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.

(Photo: Jo-Ann Richards.)

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.

(Photo: Martin Tessler.)

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.

(Photo: Martin Tessler.)

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.

(Photo: Robert Lemermeyer.)

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.

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