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10 homes that make the most of their balconies

For this week's roundup of popular images from Pinterest, we're featuring homes that treat their balconies as extra living spaces. Examples includes a plant-filled lounge space, a tiny spa and a miniature vegetable garden.

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Brooklyn Row House, USA, by Office of Architecture

Office of Architecture was tasked with expanding this row house in Brooklyn for a young family. The local firm created a rooftop bedroom suite with access to two narrow balcony terraces on either side.

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Scenic Ballade, Taiwan, by HAO Design

Designed by local studio HAO Design, this house is designed to allow a family to enjoy local scenery. The balcony features a bench with a built-in foot bath, allowing its occupants to relax and unwind outside without getting cold.

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Sant Antoni, Spain, by Colombo and Serboli Architecture

Barcelona-based firm CASA Architects transformed a dark and compartmentalised apartment into this bright, open-plan home. The tiled balcony was previously a closed off bathroom, but now floods the space with light.

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Balcony House, Japan, by Ryo Matsui Architects

Trees grow through the balconies that line this four-storey apartment in Tokyo by Japanese studio Ryo Matsui Architects, which was designed to influence the cityscape of the surrounding area.

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Apartment, Israel, by Lital Ophir and Ilana Bronfen

Architects Lital Ophir and Ilana Bronfen enlisted the help of Amir and Chen Navon for the renovation of this apartment set inside a 1930s Bauhaus complex. The modern interior features an 11-metre long balcony that wraps around the apartment's facade.

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Eco-sustainable House, France, by Djuric Tardio

French firm Djuric Tardio focused on flexibility for this pergola-like house, which is designed to adapt to all seasons. In summer, the open space transforms into a sunny vegetable terrace, home to a variety of plants, fruits and vegetables.

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Weisel apartment, Israel, by Dori

This latticed balcony, attached to an apartment in Tel Aviv by design studio Dori, has a decorative screen that casts light patterns onto the concrete floor below, while retaining the occupants' privacy.

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House 304, Vietnam, by Kiendtruc O

Curved balconies replete with tropical plants help add space to this skinny Vietnamese townhouse. Wrapping around a central lightwell, the balconies open up the house toward the sky, allowing light and air to filter inside.

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The Beach Houses, England, by Guy Hollaway Architects

Closely resembling beach huts, this seaside house in Margate by local firm Guy Hollaway Architects makes the most of its coastal location. The simply styled bedroom open up to a decked balcony, which has direct views out onto the English Channel.

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BA Apartment, Portugal, by Atelier Data

A narrow terrace extends along one side of this Lisbon apartment by interiors firm Atelier Data, featuring leafy plantings and natural materials to connect the space to the outdoors.

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