Big makeovers of minuscule backyards

If you are lucky enough to have a backyard in NYC, it’s likely no bigger than a few hundred square feet. But that doesn’t mean you can’t pack in a lot of style. Here are four backyard design inspirations from around the world via Dwell.

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1. This backyard portion of a townhouse in Copenhagen was transformed into a 500-square-foot casual living space.

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2. The owners of this Manhattan Beach home tapped quite architect Michael Lee to overhaul their 15-by-30-foot backyard, according to Dwell.

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3. This Japanese-style yard in Berkeley, Calif., looks bigger than it is thanks to “an illusion created by extending the garden design upward against the hillside.”

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4. Not technically a backyard, but this rooftop space in Manhattanadded red fescue for an experience like “walking through a field.” [Dwell] Christopher Cameron

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