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Illuminating Nature on the Homestead

(From Hutker Architects' Manchester Bay project; Photography: Jared Kuzia)

As architecture evolves, nature endures as a driving force behind inspiration for the built world. From outdoor retreat areas immersed in the landscape to interior living spaces with organic details, brilliant design offers a holistic sense of place from the inside out. Read on to enjoy stunning pieces of architecture that let nature take the spotlight.

Upstate Manor Pool House: Meyer & Meyer Architects     

This luxurious retreat space features a pool house and stone patio that intertwine seamlessly, creating harmony between the architecture and the landscape.

Echoing the materials of the main house, stone walls and balustrade offer a seamless connection between the patio and the lakeside estate above.

A pergola frames views of the pool and expansive lake beyond, while offering a shaded relaxation area. The infinity edge pool effortlessly flows toward Skaneateles Lake, offering an outdoor sanctuary immersed in the natural splendor of the Finger Lakes.

(Architecture: Meyer & Meyer Architects, Photography: Christian Phillips Photography)

Dunes Cottage: SV Design

This duneside cottage features an expansive NanaWall system that brings the outdoors in.

The kitchen opens up directly to a charming outdoor patio, overlooking sweeping views of the ocean and natural landscape.

Creating a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor dining space not only offers flexibility, but also makes summer days--or cocktail hour--even more endless.

(Architecture: SV Design, Builder: M. Duffany Builders, Kitchen: White Wood Kitchens, Stone: Cape Cod Marble & Granite, Photography: Mike Crane)

Manchester Bay: Hutker Architects

Approaching from a private inland path, expansive views and open spaces overlooking the ocean are revealed.

A journey through a serene garden courtyard leads to the main entry foyer, flanked by inviting living areas.

Sleeping quarters are thoughtfully placed to the north and south, while the heart of the home—the living and entertaining spaces—occupy the central and most transparent area.

To embrace a coastal lifestyle with ease, ample access between the interiors and outdoor spaces offer a seamless connection to the pool terrace, beach, and beyond.

(Architecture: Hutker Architects, Photography: Jared Kuzia)

Castle on the Lake: Meyer & Meyer Architects

This pool patio elegantly extends into the surrounding lake landscape, where brick arches encircle the outdoor space, framing picturesque views of the pool and its natural surroundings.

Featuring a striking black-bottomed, swim-through infinity pool and a connecting pool bridge, the integrated outdoor structures blur the boundaries between the built and natural environment.

(Architecture: Meyer & Meyer Architects, Photography: Christian Phillips Photography)


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