Dwell's Favorite 9 Outdoor Decomposed Granite Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

The house is broken up so that the natural site flows through the courtyard, which has a fire pit and a hot tub.
In the rear courtyard, Steve spent three days demolishing a rock grotto, which had been installed in the 1970s, with a jackhammer. Its boulders found new life as hardscaping near the pool. “I’m glad we could repurpose those boulders,” Jessy says, “I hate adding to landfill.”
The VDL Pavilion is open to nature, with no glass walls. Vertical fins provide shading along one wall.
A rendering of Kanye West's housing development is brutalist in form and muted in color.
“We had these incredible live oak trees, and so we built the house around the trees and the view,” says Raike.
The 1908 greenhouse from the Lyndsay Mansion has been repurposed into a dining pavilion. During the restoration, it was revealed that Soriano had perfectly arranged the home to line up with the original greenhouse.
A Cuadra San Cristóbal courtyard surrounded by vibrant pink walls.
Entry Court
Canal House along the Arizona Canal in Phoenix, AZ

Whether it's a backyard patio, an infinity pool, or a rooftop terrace, these modern outdoor spaces add to the richness of daily life. Escape into nature, or get lost in city views. Wherever you are, let these outdoor photos take you somewhere new with inspirational ideas for yards, gardens, outdoor tubs and showers, patios, porches, and decks.