65 Outdoor Horizontal Fences, Walls Hardscapes Design Photos And Ideas

The textured facade playfully displays light and shadows as the sun moves throughout the day and seasons. The framed breezeway reaches outward to the fjord.
"The creation of a 'functionally active' series of retaining walls with our colleagues at Surfacedesign activates the space for use with an outdoor fireplace, bar-b-que, and climbing wall," notes Maniscalco.
An up-close look at the Scandi-style steel porch columns.
“We wanted to ‘cap’ the dwelling with a generous, almost sweeping canopy that would keep the majority of the high sun exposure areas in shade,” says Pande. “We also played with the roof volume to break free from the constraints of a typical ‘box modern’ home.”
There is even a private meditation garden off the master with a zen pond, waterfall feature, and a hot tub.
Glass Facade
The fenced-in backyard includes outdoor dining and a small green-roofed storage unit.
Green Roof and Ocean View
Entry Court
The backyard at dusk.
West Elevation @ Dusk
View from Southwest @ Dusk
East Elevation
East Elevation Entry Detail
Custom Bioretention Planter (Landscape Architecture by CampionHruby)
The garden has been prepared with electrical and plumbing services in case they are required for the future installation of a summer house.
The sliding doors open to the marble-paved terrace.
The light well that allows for sunlight AND an addition above
View over the Canal
Street view of the double gable
Built in 1962, Steel House #4 is one of seven iconic, steel-and-glass prefab homes designed by Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison as part of an affordable solution for the masses. Homeowner Jay Longtin served as the general contractor and performed the majority of the remodel work, aside from the outdoor floors, concrete, and pool, which were done by Architectural Blue.
In the back, ivy climbs across the garage’s raw cedar cladding next to a gate that allows access to the laneway—but the boys prefer to climb the fence.
Another distinct backyard nook.
The courtyard in the center of the compound opens with a lovely lap pool.
Homeowner Jay Longtin served as the general contractor and performed the majority of the remodel work, aside from the outdoor floors, concrete, and pool, which were done by Architectural Blue.
Entry
The ADU shares the backyard of the main home, but gabion retaining walls (rocks in wire cages) and an elevated terrace gives it an intimate space of its own.
A rear view of the narrow house shows how Chong twisted the house’s volumes to bring daylight into each room.
Architect: YAMAMAR Design, Location: San Francisco, California
Shadows of the pergola at rear yard patio
Front deck and facade
Swimming pool at rear yard
Rear facade, with maximum glazing and balconies to maximize daylight, views and social interaction.
“We always knew we wanted to do  prefab—here it is something interesting and beautiful that adds to the character of the street,” says TJ (on deck, with Jay, left, and Chloe). “There weren’t many options for staying in the area with  a growing family,” notes Stott.
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Santa Monica, California
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A rough board-formed concrete wall hems in the courtyard garden creating an organic looking transition to the wild scrub oak beyond.
Asked to find an ecologically sustainable building solution, blaanc turned to a vernacular building technique that still thrives in certain pockets of rural Portugal, rammed earth.
Entry Courtyard
Entry way to a modern, contemporary Key West home.  Clean lines, planting was done with minimal species and in groupings.
Mediterranean patio with pool. PI House by Munarq. © Adrià Goula.

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Clayden made the most of his modest lot by building as close to the perimeter as local zoning codes allow.
“Sustainability is very important to us,” lead architect Heather Dubbeldam says. “It is easy to design with passive systems, to use passive sustainable principles to influence the design and layout of the house.” Her team reduced the need for air conditioning and artificial lighting through carefully positioned doors and windows that draw in natural light and breeze. New insulation, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and low-energy lighting also minimize the homeowners’ dependence on utilities.
More than just a clever cover, the ipe wood shell of Mark Erman's spa, thanks to its 40-foot tracks, niftily navigates the rocky straights between spa shelter, dapper deck, and bespoke buffet table.
roof deck/view
coastal midcentury modern // entry + drought-tolerant landscaping
Innovative path lighting
The contemporary addition features dark cedar siding and a flat roof at the existing gable structure and rear patio.
Uptown Row sits less than 1000 feet away from a light rail station in uptown Phoenix. This greyfield development adds 10, 3 story single-family attached homes, each with their own private courtyard and roof deck

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.