Inside Outside

Lake view from the screen porch

Have you ever noticed that some homes are placed on their lots like they were dropped from outer space with little or no consideration given to what can be seen from the interior?

Windows are generally located in the middle of the wall of each room and no one has stopped to think about the quality of the view from within the space.

Most of us love to feel connected to nature and benefit greatly from access to daylight and the beauty of the natural world. To imbue our homes with these “Inside Outside” connections, we design both environments together: Arranging windows, doors, decks, patios, and porches to take advantage of key features of the evolving scenic landscape, and to minimize undesirable views as well.

By planning the home and the surrounding landscape as a single integrated whole, rather than two separate environments, there will be constant interplay between the natural and the man-made, and between the inside and the outside.

The result is a home that extends far beyond its actual walls.