Outdoor Rooms

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plazas, like this one in Bologna, can and should be great outdoor roomsCastiglioncello del Trinoro garden room on the brow of a hillclassic Charleston side gardenCharleston garden room is furnished only during partiesChicago plaza makes great outdoor room at only 70 feet widethe very first house built in Alys Beach still serves as the sales officeWanda and I designed this Alys Beach houseanother view of the courtyard of our Alys Beach designAlys Beach courtyards are patterned after those of Antigua GuatemalaSouth Beach garden room is an outdoor living roomFlorence has outdoor rooms throughout the fabric of the cityGualtieri town square is a great outdoor roomthinnest possible enclosure marks out this outdoor room in the Tuscan countrysideHavana courtyard is surrounded by arcades on all sidesfountain anchors center of Havana courtyardperformers entertaining at lunch in Havana outdoor roomLondon outdoor room is partially roofed for frequent rainsMatilde di Canossa courtyard built in recent yearsclassic academic court on a cold day at YaleFrench Quarter hotel courtyard is a classicquiet French Quarter courtyardcourtyard of the Old Coffee Pot, my favorite French Quarter breakfast placeFrench Quarter garden passage leads to larger dining courtclassic fountain planted heavily in French Quarter courtyardpool alcove in French Quarter courtyardmain house & guest cottage flank French Quarter garden roomanother furnished French Quarter passageclassic courtyard in the French QuarterPalm Beach has some of best garden rooms in Floridatechnically, it's a Parma street, but it's also a great outdoor roomPienza's famous piazza always draws a crowdone of Pienza's quiet garden roomsPrinceton outdoor room w/hedge enclosure and tree canopy for ceilingRome's fabulous Piazza Navona, one of world's greatest outdoor roomsTrevi fountain is focus of another of Rome's monumental outdoor roomsobelisk is center of Piazza del Popolo in Rome, where three avenues convergeRome's Piazza della Rotonda is another of world's best outdoor roomsRome's Spanish Steps afford more places to sit than almost any other outdoor roomEuropean streets (this one in Rome) are often great outdoor rooms as wellThe Company's Garden in Cape Town has a great series of garden roomsVenice streets are almost-continuous series of great outdoor roomsVenice piazza is a classic outdoor roomtoo many things to see in another classic Venice piazzagarden rooms cascade down hillside at Florence's Villa I Tatticlassic hillside garden at Florence's Villa Le Balzelooking to the downhill side of garden at Villa Le BalzeFlorence's Villa Medici at a distance showing terraced garden roomsever notice the semi-circular outdoor room at the foot of the US Capitol?Windsor, in Vero Beach, Florida, has some of best new garden rooms



   It's possible that there may be nothing you can do inside your house to reduce utility bills as effectively as building great outdoor rooms outside your house, as detailed in this post. Here's a collection of images of great outdoor rooms.


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