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

This private outdoor space would be otherwise unavailable within a hillside home.
"My client’s highest priority was building a pool," says Hannah. "The property had 2 flat acres—rare in this neighborhood—which was ideal for a pool. We were able to do a very simple and modern granite pool with a beautiful contrast of concrete and decking... and still have room in the back yard for a giant vegetable garden."
The backyard gives a clear view of the modular construction.
Another look at the backyard patio which showcases the elegant angle of the roofline.
The home is situated on a spacious 9,000-square-foot lot and features a large, private patio, as well as planting beds and several producing fruit trees along the flat lawn area.
There is even a private meditation garden off the master with a zen pond, waterfall feature, and a hot tub.
The newly landscaped yard is virtually maintenance free and features modern concrete hardscapes, as well as wood decking—perfect for alfresco entertaining.
The cantilevered wing provides privacy by obscuring views into the yard.
A full look at the exterior of the home from the backyard.
The lot is almost 10,000 square feet, and the fully enclosed backyard space is perfect for entertaining and features a kidney-shaped swimming pool and a hot tub.
The spacious backyard.
Three story rear addition.
view to new addition from rear lawn
Outdoor area/balcony
The living room opens to a back patio.
Back facade of the house says more. 
This giant window from ceiling to floor and almost in full width of the house, is responsible for the second light planning inside.
The spacious pool area is peaceful and private.
A backyard garden.
"The design separates public and private space by a covered, but external walkway," note the team. "By juxtaposing these positions, the house acts like a camp—retreating to the tent to sleep and living under the tree canopy outside—a universal gathering space connected by landscape rather than built form."
The project’s chief designer Liu Kai and his team reconstructed the first floor to better connect it with its formerly isolated interior courtyard.
Because of its narrow site and messy interior layout, the original apartment was dark and cramped.
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.
A Durand Oak tree on one side of the main living area.
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.
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.