As land costs soar, having a copious amount of outdoor space in which to enjoy the greener side of life is just a pipe dream for many of us, but these two homes with small courtyards show us how we can incorporate a natural space into our modern city central homes.
This impressive visualization by Iskander Khodzhaev uses a rich depth of color throughout it’s interior, which is picked up in the planting of an internal courtyard installation. A punchy red accent runs between the two spaces, visually tying them together with a cheerful tone.
The natural looking washed-out wood floors of the lounge and kitchen areas are complimented by the cool rock formations that adorn the plant bed, and by the rustic stone wall.
The courtyard soaks up the sunshine through overhead glazing that also adds to the illusion of having outdoor space.
Acting as a piece of living art in this home, the courtyard adds natural interest and an extra dimension to the arrangement of modern edges.
The industrial look of this real home, designed by architect Terra E Tuma , undergoes a beautiful softening effect from the introduction of some natural beauty.
The pop of emerald green leaves peeping through the vast expanse of breezeblock walls is a welcome relief from the harsh finish.
The home opens out into the courtyard space, where a hammock invites you to spend a little time closer to nature.
Photography by Pedro Kok Need more? Check out our previous courtyard coverage.