7 outdoor living spaces to enjoy this spring season

It’s finally that time of year when homeowners can extend their daily lives beyond the walls of their home. Here, BUILDER highlights seven outdoor living spaces from last year’s Builder’s Choice Design Award winners that would be ideal spots for a morning coffee or an afternoon glass of wine.

From the farmhouse porch on the Haymarket Court plan to the protected space in the project of the year, see below for exterior design inspiration from these award-winning projects. Also, don’t forget to submit your applications for the 2022 edition of the program, which is open until May 6.

Dual space photography

Forest Hill Garden and Pavilion
2021 BCDA: Accessory building/Outdoor spaces, Grand
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Architect: Amantea Architects

Agnieszka Jakubowicz

Haymarket Court
2021 BCDA: production, semi-custom or spec, 3,500 square feet or less, Large
Location: Campbell, California
Architect: Robert Hidey Architects

Jeffrey Totaro

Residence Lang St. Marie
2021 BCDA: Modular/prefab house, Merit
Location: Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
Architect: Richard Pedranti Architect

Michael J. Lee Photography

back river
BCDA 2021: Project of the year
Location: Duxbury, Massachusetts
Architect: Hutker Architects

Alex Fradkin, Kayla Rocca, Kevin James

Wooden house
2021 BCDA: Custom home, 5,000 square feet or less, Large
Location: Singapore, Ontario
Architect: superkul

Keith Isaacs

Highland House
BCDA 2021: Renovations and additions, Merit
Location: Indianapolis
Architect: One 10 Studio Architects

Anice Hoachlander

30th Street House
BCDA 2021: Custom home, over 5,000 square feet, deserves
Location: Washington, D.C.
Architect: Robert Gurney Architect