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Homes that have a place for hanging out on the deck are a bonus when the weather is nice. The following are neat indoor – outdoor designs that incorporate decks with style.

The team at Andrew Maynard Architects have developed many interesting projects, and several of their residential designs offer an element of whimsy along with modern construction.

Their update of this Australian vacation house included a sprawling, easily accessible outdoor deck area that gives the place a unique façade. This deck on the Anglesea beach house renovation is a unique and fun presentation.

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Built with timber, it stands out from the original portion of the house, but in a good way.

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The architectural firm wanted to give their clients more space and a beach house feel, but had to do so within the constraints of their lot. This is where the idea came in to position the deck as a part of the existing frame, but to expand it around the house.

Without taking up much extra land space, the addition extended the living quarters, creating zones for family time, sports and relaxing.

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Above images are © Andrew Maynard Architects. Photography by Peter Bennetts.

Also located in an idyllic spot in Australia, this luxury compact home definitely makes the most of indoor to outdoor transitioning. A home that also could use some additional living space, a moveable glass wall effortlessly creates extra room.

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Even when the glass door is closed, the inside living room seems open and like a cozy spot for hanging out. Sunny or rainy, the view from this exposed room would be appealing.

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Above images are from RealEstate.com.au.

This Californian “L” House is a well-designed space, allowing an indoor to outdoor access just by sliding a glass door.

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A genius idea, the solid deck surface creates a space for family entertainment.

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Though the deck may look basic on this home, what it leads to inside is not.

This house is topped off with a cool roof design, a solar energy system with an array of 26 panels that powers up the home and a tankless water heater which is highly energy efficient and respondent.

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In an attempt to conserve water, the landscaping utilizes elements like gravel and drought resilient plants like bamboo. Though some may be fans of more green outdoor areas, the use of the materials as designed is a necessary step in the landscaping to accommodate saving water. Off the side of the deck in the well-manicured yard is a home garden.

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Above images are from Dwell.

Ecofriendly features combined with family friendly designs, these decks are great for lounging, playing and appreciating the view.

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