134 Outdoor Grass Side Yard Design Photos And Ideas

A large pool is located on the east side of the residence.
A covered sitting area at the edge of the pool.
The side yard is filled with a long, narrow built-in swimming pool. It is the perfect environment to enjoy the Australian sunshine.
The cut-out also leads to the surrounding grounds.
#WalkerWorkshop #exterior #outside #outdoor #landscape #window #stairs #concrete
The Yard and living room
A series of covered bridges connect the bedrooms—that open up with glazed sliding doors—to the open-plan living areas.
Exterior
View from the garden on the cantilevers.
View from Southwest @ Dusk
While Falck built most of the tiny home himself, he hired a local carpenter to build the window frame and door.
Adjacent to the cabin is a spacious deck that is raised above the ground on wooden stilts.
Covered porches overlook prominent views, while deep roof overhangs provide protection against the region's unforgiving weather.
The cap for the fireplace was so massive it had to brought in by helicopter.
"Situation and activities outside are framed using various square windows that lead to different directions and views. This various openings allow unique interactions with neighbors and people passing by," the architects note.
Upcountry Maui Cottage and Barn: lanai
The interior courtyard of the home faces northeast, looking out over the rolling hills.
The negative space is defined by key vistas.
The split program separates the main living spaces from the master and guest suites, allowing the outdoors to flow more easily into the home.
A deep roof overhang creates a sheltered outdoor patio for enjoying north-facing views of the landscape.
A series of French doors extends the interior living spaces to the deck and meadow beyond.
Along the glass sliding doors, a wooden bench extends to the apex of the room to capture stunning views of the rural landscape.
A firewood storage area is located beneath a small bunkroom that is accessible from the terrace via a metal staircase.
A sheltered, exterior corridor protects the main building from the summer sun, and allows the family to walk to the second building without getting wet when it rains.
Potrero Residence Garden
A Durand Oak tree on one side of the main living area.
The infinity pool overlooks stunning views of Mexico and the San Diego skyline and harbor.
Low irrigation plants and minimalistic hardscapes form the serene outdoor space.
"The border between inside and outside fades because of the perpetuation of the washed concrete flooring, reminiscent of cannon bases. Just like the shutters of the old barn, the sliding facades of the expansion offer the opportunity to seal off the guest complex entirely," explains Vanhoutte.
On the ground floor, the house comprises a series of brick volumes.
By reducing the facade, which faces the strong western sun, the architects could minimize the amount of sunlight entering the building.
Another view of the covered walkway skirting the courtyard and the primary living areas.
The three structures are linked by a covered walkway and surround a north-facing courtyard protected from coastal winds. There is no fence to encourage interaction with neighbors.
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.
Windows emphasize the horizontal lines and start to dematerialize its volume.
A zinc-cladding system has been incorporated above the north-facing wall as a reference to the agricultural buildings in the local area.
Located on the western Danish coast within walking distance of the North Sea, this home was designed by Soren Sarup to integrate elements of the surrounding landscape and to highlight natural, contemporary beauty. The interior fuses clean-lined simplicity, an abundance of wood surfaces, and a restrained mix of Danish-modern and vintage furniture to create a visually stimulating yet relaxing environment that extends between indoor and outdoor living spaces.
The homeowners of the Hilltop house spent time studying the wind and sun movements along their Niagara Escarpment property so that, when it came time to build, they could capitalize on the natural movement of the light and air in the design of their home.
When building such a modest structure in a large landscape, designer and client often had to defend their vision to their collaborators. “We knew this house was going to be for Maggie and she would live there alone,” designer Lauren Moffitt says. “But people are always projecting for future resale. Putting in the smallest size of anything—to any subcontractor, it’s just not reasonable.”
The home's sci-fi structure seems to hover over the landscape.
The west patio opens up to a grass area that can be enjoyed by many.
The juxtaposition of old and new architectural forms is best viewed from the courtyard between the garage and playroom. Timber shingles and vertical boarding can be seen on the sun-shading and sub-floor skirt of the villa respectively—these subordinate materials of the historic architecture are given primary roles in the new design.
A covered terrace adds to the home's potential for indoor/outdoor living.
The seamless integration of the outdoors is perhaps best sensed via this image. The kitchen opens to a terrace with views straight through to the pool area on the other side allowing for cross-breezes and indoor/outdoor living.
Cole worked with two landscape companies, Sydney Organic Gardens and Pepo Botanic Design, to create the plant and vegetable gardens and other permaculture features.

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.