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Atrium Design brings together indoor and outdoor living and allows privacy and more natural light

The Strand Manhattan Beach - contemporary - patio - los angeles - Tomaro Design Group

Interior Courtyards: This image is from a lovely blog post on lookslikewhite about the beauty and delight of interior courtyards. Having an open-to-the-sky center of the home is a beneficial feature of Vastu. I plan something like this for my own house! Sherri Silverman, author of Vastu: Transcendental Home Design in Harmony with Nature. http://transcendencedesign.com/vastu/

Interior Courtyards

New York - Steven Harris Architects. An open courtyard separates the ground-floor sitting room from the home office.

Atrium House - MESH Architectures - Brooklyn, NY.

Atrium House by MESH Architectures

The center atrium deflects natural light to all four corners of the house. Tropical trees, meandering mosaic stone walkways, and a koi pond bring the outdoor vibe inside. ‹ Santa Barbara Magazine

The center atrium deflects natural light to all four corners of the house. Tropical trees, meandering mosaic stone walkways, and a koi pond bring the outdoor vibe inside. ‹ Santa Barbara Magazine MY GRENADA HOME

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When Living on the Edge is Super Comfortable

The plan of the house revolves around a rocky outcropping lush with life that acts as the home’s central atrium. The granite was left int.

OMG this green house! A green house and indoor pool all in one!!! I want one sooooo bad

OMG this green house! A green house and indoor pool all in one! I want one sooooo bad. Or it could be a greenhouse and a fish-raising aquaculture pond.

LIKES: greenhouse as artful design for the building as much as function…

11 Ways to Make a Modern House Look Victorian

My dream greenhouse. Gardener's Dream Greenhouse: A superb rendition of the iconic Victorian-era conservatory, the design of this fully functional greenhouse is based upon the renowned Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

Atrium, but would be wonderful place for full moon ceremonies during winter!

An indoor garden would be nice. (This is the winter garden in the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina.

Open Air Atrium Home Plan - 60533ND | Craftsman, 1st Floor Master Suite, CAD Available, Courtyard, Jack

Plan 60533ND: Open Air Atrium Home Plan

House Plan - I would get rid of the atrium and make that the formal dining room. Make the pantry bigger (perhaps on side of where atrium is) and make the orig "dining room" smaller as eat-in kitchen or office area.