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patio

1. an open inner courtyard, esp one in a Spanish or Spanish-American house
2. an area adjoining a house, esp one that is paved and used for outdoor activities

Patio

An outdoor area, often paved and shaded, adjoining or enclosed by the walls or arcades of a house.

Patio

 

an inner court open to the sky and often surrounded by a gallery. The patio as a type of architecture goes back to the classical peristyle and is widespread in the Mediterranean countries, especially Spain, and in Latin America.

patio

1. An outdoor area or courtyard, open to the sky but enclosed, or partially enclosed, by the walls of a building. Although the term originally described such an area in a Spanish house, it is now widely used for any outdoor recreational space that is adjacent to a house; also See placita
2. A large quadrangle of an early Spanish-American mission, usually surrounded on all four sides by a series of abutting structures for protection.
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The last, but by no means least, cottage is Cegin Foch which has a hall leading to open plan lounge/dining/ kitchen, a useful ground floor bedroom and bathroom, large galleried first floor bedroom and a patio garden.
The courtyard-style back garden has a raised decked dining area, while a stone staircase leads to a patio garden with water feature
Outside, there is a garage, rear patio garden and courtyard.
Exposed beams, wood block floors, three open fireplaces and an attractive rear patio garden add a cosy touch.
And Beechgrove Garden regular Lesley Watson, along with her business partner Dougal Philip have taken this group under their wing with their Chic in the City patio garden.
Q: I live in an upper-level townhouse, and my neighbor below me has a ficus tree planted in her patio garden that has literally grown to the top of the building (probably at least 25-30 feet high).
Outside there is a patio garden reached through both the conservatory and dining room.
Here, special features include a shaker-inspired kitchen, separate dining room, living room and sun room off with windows all round and access to the patio garden.
There's a large lounge and dining area, separate living room and at the back of the house there's an enclosed patio garden.
We knew what we wanted and as we are getting older we wanted the patio garden to be labour saving," says Roy.
This patio garden is just 36 by 100 feet, but visual tricks give it a roomier appearance
There are two more bedrooms and a family bathroom, landscaped patio garden, gravelled parking area and extensive lawns.