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...
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)