Modern home with connected breezeway

Abode: Porch Perfect: 11 Local Spaces Maximizing Outdoor Living

The two wings of this house frame a woodsy view and, once inside the dogtrot (the open breezeway connecting the structures), one can see through the house to the left and right—an enactment of a Japanese architectural concept that means “gradually opening up.”

The homeowners spend much time in the open-air space. Nine months of the year, they eat dinner and most breakfasts in the dogtrot. And they’re constantly traveling through it as they move from one wing to another.


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