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10 Petite Outdoor Retreats

By: Barbara Ballinger
November 24, 2014
For urban dwellers and small space living, these outdoor escapes offer nature's best. Get tips for designing your outdoor oasis.
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Levels of Interest

Staci Hill and Barbara Stock transformed a nonfunctioning lawn into a small intimate seating area with varying levels, slabs of Pennsylvania bluestone for the patio and a copper fire pit. Design by Stock & Hill; photography by Staci Hill

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On the Side

Though a side yard measures only 9 feet wide, John Algozzini of K&D Landscape made it function for sitting, cooking, and warming with a portable grill and portable fire pit. Photography by Molly Algozzini

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Petite and Portable Fire Pit

Landscape designer James Drzewiecki of Ginkgo Leaf Studio likes fire pits for the warmth they introduce even in small spaces and how they can extend a garden's use. Photography by James Drzewiecki

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Photo: Wlodarczyk

Rooftop Retreat

Small urban spaces demand using every inch, which Morgan Washburn of Botanical Decorators did with a table atop a rooftop deck paved in ipe and planted with ornamental grasses. Photography by Morgan Washburn

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