When I first saw this space, I could have sworn it was in New Orleans, but it’s actually in Texas. It’s not large at all but feels so lush and comfortable due to the heavy plantings that it feels cocooned. Sometimes you want to feel cozy, right?
Notice how close the neighboring house is just beyond the wall. Air circulation was an issue, especially in a Texas summer. The solution the homeowners came up with here is one of the best I’ve seen. They installed misters that gently spray the courtyard and keep inhabitants cool.