Summertime in the Northeast is wonderful. After a long winter, the contrast between the seasons cannot be greater. My family spends a lot of time on our porch and patio as well as gathering around the pool during the summer. We alternate eating dinner inside and outside, with alfresco dining winning out every summer. When we design a home, we do everything we can to make that indoor-to-outdoor connection. If possible, there should also be a connection between porches or patios and the yard beyond. At our house, there are just a few steps from the porch to the fire pit or to a game of bocce ball, corn hole, or croquet. If your outdoor space sometimes gets buggy, fixed or roller screens can solve that problem. The only downside of Summer is that we all wish that it would last longer.
Great thanks to the landscape architects who’s talent made these spaces shine including, Rob Akroyd-Greylock Design Associates, Renée Byers Landscape Architect, P.C, Judy Murphy, Old Farm Nursery, Janice Parker Landscape Architects, and all the homeowners who designed their own landscapes.
Photos by Rob Karosis Curated Brochure by Crisp Architects: Portfolio