75 Outdoor Wood Fences, Walls Small Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

A deck with a spa pool.
An outdoor bathroom for lazy summer soaks.
Aaron Schiller provided the shou sugi ban louvers that enclose the dining space and create privacy from the entry path.
"The house features two distinct approaches," says Schiller. "The family arrives via a long dirt road to the back side of the house, shaped as a single-story barn. Below the house, guests park in a dirt pull-off and arrive via a long grass path through meadow grasses, entering the house from the south via a wide, glue-laminated exterior stair."
Another covered terrace. This roof and pillar is reflected in a cement-colored vitrified ceramic tile named "Memory Mood," which has been supplied by Terra Nova Ceramics.
The lovely central atrium.
"The most challenging part of the design was fusing the old part of the house with the new addition," says principal architect Alex Terry. The character and architectural integrity of the single-level 1950s ranch house was thoughtfully reconsidered during the addition and remodel. The home’s front porch, typical of the period, was refreshed with Ipe decking and railing.
"To accentuate [the] seamless connection to the outdoors, we created a pair of retractable glass walls that meet at the corner. The effect when open is one of completely dissolving the corner and creating a feeling of being surrounded by nature," describes Maniscalco.
A ramp leads to the entrance door.
The home's low-maintenance Cor-Ten steel exterior can be easily washed down when needed.
Sections of the walls along the south-facing deck are painted bright blue to complement the sauna's pinkish-red door.
This private outdoor space would be otherwise unavailable within a hillside home.
This is the terrace which is just off the master bedroom.
"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 2,466 square foot, two-level home features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.
The backyard gives a clear view of the modular construction.
There is even a private meditation garden off the master with a zen pond, waterfall feature, and a hot tub.
Three story rear addition.
Pool
Custom Bioretention Planter (Landscape Architecture by CampionHruby)
McLean chose artificial turf for the front yard, where Hana Bea and her sister, Pilar, 9, play as Sharen looks on.
Durable fiber-cement HardiePlank clads the rear facade.
On the roof terrace is a casual chair and planter, which helps make this space a lovely spot to relax and soak up the Australian sunshine.
A covered balcony is located off of the bedrooms on the upper floor.
The main living spaces open directly onto a grand exterior patio shaded by wooden screens.
Carstensen updated the deck, replacing the vertical posts with screen to create a more open feeling.
The screened porch is just a few steps from the back door and deck, making for easy circulation between the different areas.
Carstensen landscaped the backyard and added a simple firepit circle with chairs. This seating area merges easily with the new screened porch.
The light well that allows for sunlight AND an addition above
The new patio connects to a fire pit lounge area via the wood walkway. Naber worked with McCullough Landscape to fashion the cement and rock patio. Decomposed granite replaced the grass, and Naber planted succulents from her wedding alongside cacti and native plants for a more drought-tolerant landscape.
"This long rectangular view was carefully detailed to widen the perspective of the garden, creating an optical illusion of making the garden itself feel wider then it actually is," says Ong.
The original extension blocked airflow and sunlight into the house, which resulted in dark, cramped living spaces. By adding three massive sliding doors to open up the garden-facing wall of the house, Ong has made the interiors look and feel brighter and more spacious.
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.
A sleeping area with an ensuite bathroom is located to the left of the stairs.
The renovation and two-story extension of this 1880 Adelaide bungalow includes a 23-foot rear lot with a pool.
Rear wall of courtyard
The deck was done in a madras gray limestone so that the color matches the backyard steps of the other houses. The railing was based on the metalwork of the other nine house.
The addition of an alfresco tub is perfect for relaxing on starry desert evenings.
Back patio
A look at the rear of the home.
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The courtyard allows light to penetrate deep into the room.
A lounging deck and firepit off the principle bedroom.
The back view of 3525 El Lado Drive.
Garden Balcony
A pebble mosaic and artificial turf divide the yard into zones that never need to be mowed.
The wraparound porch is enclosed in custom unfinished spruce, and match the slated look of the World Market chairs. MacInnis says that her custom concrete firepit has been a great place to entertain.
The modern addition sits on a concrete platform that extends past the house’s envelope, creating welcoming patios on each side. “From any space within the home you are no more than a few steps from one of the outdoor spaces,” Busick says. On the west-facing back porch, Green Kite Chairs by Karim Rashid and a poppy-red hammock offer ideal spots from which to take in the sunset.
“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.
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.
Smart & Green Ball lamps illuminate the penthouse deck, which is outfitted with low-slung Matrass lounge furniture from Quinze & Milan. All of the exterior spaces are lined in rich garapa hardwood.
View of front of the house at dusk.
Swimming pool at rear yard

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