68 Outdoor Wood Fences, Walls Trees Design Photos And Ideas

The backyard is a structured and geometric landscape. The fire pit doubles as a drainage pond for rainwater. Eventually, the ivy will completely hide the black stucco so one is surrounded by vegetation.
Exterior View
The remote, desert enclave sits just 700 feet from the tallest building in downtown Phoenix.
The rear elevation of the home faces North, taking advantage of natural light via extensive doors and clerestory windows tucked under the eaves.
Mature oak trees provide welcome shade in the warmer months.
The master bedroom was raised and cantilevered so as not to disturb the mature oak tree roots. Boulders are used as steps to the lawn.
Wilson used a series of operable wooden screens to mitigate the strong western light.
Designed by Los Angeles-based creative agency Folklor in partnership with SKG Investments, Native retains the previous motel’s charm with original features like the stone fireplace and concrete aggregate floors.
With assistance from landscape designer Monica Viarengo, the outdoor space has been designed to draw the excitement of the city in toward the home.
The floors and decking are all made from long-lasting, rot-resistant ipe wood.
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.
The huge backyard has a newly added "rec room" and multiple entertaining areas.
The vertical Japanese slat details imbue the house with a Japanese, Zen-inspired aesthetic.
Sliding glass panels in the bathroom open to put the tub in the tree canopy.
Back patio
Viewing Decks and Infinity Pool
The courtyard in the center of the compound opens with a lovely lap pool.
The kitchen bar counter extends out to the patio, creating a great space for entertaining.
The living area opens to an expansive outdoor deck that frames river views.
An original 1957 California Ranch by Kemper/Nomland has been painted black and transformed into a pool/guest house.
A private entry allows guests to rest and explore as they please.
A lounge space looks onto a calming moss garden and provides the perfect zen setting to relax with a cup of tea.
A peaceful corner of Casa Meleku.
The exterior of Connect 4L 1,600 sf 3 bed 3 bath 2 story modern prefab.
A lounging deck and firepit off the principle bedroom.
Garden
A fountain that spills into a palm sheltered pond at the entry.
Tall Stacks

In reworking the landscape, Neely added 1950s ceramic sculptures by Malcolm Leland, who calls them “modern totem poles.”
“I love the look of mass plantings,” notes Neely, near Mexican feather grasses--which thrive on the sunny lot.
“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.
According to McCorkell, the l-shaped footprint “[braces] the dwelling from the predominant winter winds from the southeast.” The full-glazed façade faces the north, trapping the angles from the northern sun.
You'd never designed for special needs children before the Bancroft residence, how did you interpret the clients' needs?

Jack Hawkins, architect: I would like to say I did tons of research, but I didn't. I went with the parents' lead. I took most of my design cues from them. They're the immediate caregivers, they know their children and about autism. They did all the research and told me what was important.
The couple source ideas for their garden from their trips to Japan.
Abramson House by KDL Architects featuring Infratech Flush Mount WD-Series Heaters
Architect: YAMAMAR Design, Location: San Francisco, California
The deck commands panoramic views of the city and the ocean in the distance. The lounge chairs are from IKEA.
A local nature enthusiast in the Gyeonggi province sets up a cafe and cabin retreat to combat a diminishing forest.  
Designed to be in harmony with the surrounding forest, Haru is a cafe and camping complex by South Korean firm B.U.S Architecture. The architects collaborated with the owner, who was born and raised in the area and already had years of experience running a campsite, to define what an outdoor lifestyle meant to each of them—and determine how to best convey it through architecture.  
On walks through the densely wooded landscape, they selected which trees would be preserved in order to create a sense of scale; in this sense, the pattern of the forest impacted the project from beginning to end.
Swimming pool at rear yard
South / West view
An outdoor shower is concealed in the side yard and features a weathered 
cedar slat enclosure.
Garden
Working with a limited budget, First Lamp designed and built one principle architectural flourish: exposed Douglas fir rafters that would weather to a brighter red over the years and accent the white siding.
Courtyard featuring the Live Oak Tree.  The neutral tones on the homes exterior act as a canvas to nature showing a play of light on the exterior of the home throughout the day
“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.
A gently winding set of exposed aggregate concrete pads leads to the Wabi House’s front door. Mariscal sought to “hide the house behind a dense forest front yard.” As the crape myrtles grow in, they will further filter the home’s 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.