Do you have a backyard? Alex and I have always lived in small apartments without outdoor space, but we daydream about having a yard (or a little garden, we’re not picky!) someday. Here are 9 jaw-dropping backyards that would feel magical for reading the paper and sipping evening cocktails…


Dreamy, right?

P.S. My friend’s pretty apartment, and drinks on the fire escape.

(Photos by Bruce Buck/NYTimes; Aude Borromee Architecte Maison; CWB Architects; Kirchplatz Office and Residence; Cool Hunter; Turett Architects, and Studio Mueller)