34 Outdoor Vertical Fences, Walls Back Yard Design Photos And Ideas

A 70’ infinity-edge pool and spa bear the illusion of spilling dramatically over the hillside.
New addition and patio from outdoor garden: the concrete terrace extends into the garden, and receives daylight over the house from the southern sun.
The rear elevation of the home faces North, taking advantage of natural light via extensive doors and clerestory windows tucked under the eaves.
The garden effortlessly integrates the outdoors into the living space.
A fence at the rear ties into the contemporary design of the new extension.
This 1949 inter-war modernist house in New South Wales was renovated by Sam Crawford Architects, Conway Atkins House in a way that paid homage to it's heritage with nautical and transportation art deco elements.
The layout of the three buildings creates a private garden space within the site.
A pergola keeps swimmers cool on hot days.
A look at the rear of the home.
A pool and sun deck on the eastern side of the plot.
A sundeck by the pool.
Entry to private spaces at rear of pool house.
The back view of 3525 El Lado Drive.
Floor-to-ceiling windows accentuate the home’s indoor-outdoor flow and connect the first-floor dining room to a patio. The vintage Russell Woodard dining set came from the Brooklyn Flea, and the Sterling II barbecue is by Tec.
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.
The wraparound porch leads to a sunken backyard with a pool and outdoor shower where the kids can rinse off their surfboards.
“I love the look of mass plantings,” notes Neely, near Mexican feather grasses--which thrive on the sunny lot.
This Rhode Island home has a modernist box structure with an exterior made of milled, charred, brushed, and oiled cypress slats manufactured by Delta Millworks.
“We knew we had to connect the exterior to the interior,” says Juilland, who added the large window to the living room and French doors to make it easy to get in and out from the kitchen. The custom picnic table is custom-made from Ben Dagitz.
The couple source ideas for their garden from their trips to Japan.
This compact extension at the rear of a suburban house in Melbourne, Australia, includes a ground-level garage on its street-facing side, a studio guest suite on the first floor, and a roof deck—all of which are designed to be versatile and convertible. 
What's more, is that on the ground level, the north face of the building is connected to a pool and outdoor terrace that links the extension to the main house.
Rear Yard & Facade

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.