• Garden: Tudor Estate in Washington, D.C.

    When city life gets overly hectic, escape into your garden where ordered beds, brick paths and hidden benches offer a welcome respite.   See the Image

  • Aerial Home View: Manor House in Ellicott City, Md.

    In addition to the 8,000-square-foot manor house, the estate also includes horse barns, a guest cottage, out-buildings, a pool and tennis court.   See the Image

  • Deck: Manor House in Ellicott City, Md.

    Soak up morning sun out on the deck overlooking the property's pristine pastures.   See the Image

  • Home Exterior: Manor House in Ellicott City, Md.

    Perched atop Maryland's picturesque rolling hills, this fully fenced estate — 54 acres strong — was once owned by Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The manor house itself…   See the Image

  • Home Exterior: Classic Colonial in Riverside, Conn.

    This immaculate Colonial home is located in the coveted neighborhood of Riverside, close to schools, the train and the Riverside Yacht Club.   See the Image

  • Home Rear Exterior: Classic Colonial in Riverside, Conn.

    The big lot has an even bigger backyard with ample space for outdoor entertaining including a patio, basketball court and a stone carriage house.   See the Image

  • Water View: Cabin in Orcas Island, Wash.

    Less than 100 feet from the shoreline and with a separate two-car garage, the property provides a fantastic remodel footprint if someday you decide you'd like a little more elbow room.   See the Image

  • Outdoor Retreats

    Published 04/17/14 in Houses
    Infinity Pool: Scenic Mansion in Temecula, Calif.

    Browse photos of homes with incredible outdoor living spaces, love your favorites, and enter for your chance to win $10,000!   See more

  • Rooftop Deck: Grand Townhouse in Chicago

    Why have one roof deck when you can have two? One sits atop the house, the other above the two and a half-car attached garage. A flight of stairs down to the large garden connects the outdoor spaces…   See the Image

  • Backyard: Grand Townhouse in Chicago

    The home has a total of five spectacular outdoor spaces. Here, the large back yard has a patio for grilling and entertaining as well as a lawn and garden.   See the Image