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Homes that Bring the Outdoors In

While some homeowners see their abodes as shelter from the elements, others want to embrace nature and invite it inside. Some homes are designed with prominent features that bring the outdoors in.

This is not simply a matter of throwing together a few house plants, or including lots of windows and sliding glass doors or planning for a stone accent wall or some exposed wooden beams. Some homeowners, designers and architects take their love of nature further by bringing in, and building in, parts of the outside.

The collection ahead, including homes from Luxury Portfolio International and numerous builders architects and designers, has homes that incorporate trees, cave-like elements, the desert, and more.

By Colleen KanePosted 20 March 2012

Mareines + Patalano