246 Outdoor Grass Small Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

In the summer, Pardo can throw small parties on the terrace.
"By using a shou sugi ban facade. we softened the materiality somewhat but pushed the intent further by creating a highly-faceted detail (almost like a latticework) that contrasts with the multi-colored and varied landscape and lakeside setting," Buhler explains.
The angular Beach Hut is the perfect place to enjoy views of the lake.
The burnt ash exterior timber cladding by Woodform Architectural features alternating thicknesses.
An outdoor barbecue and sink near the garden makes for easy entertaining.
The studio's program is divided between a pergola, an outdoor refuge, and an entirely self-contained separate granny flat.
Cedar platforms close to the ground extend beneath the cabin’s broad eaves to create spaces that frame outdoor space.
The repurposed main cabin contains an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area with a Murphy bed to make room for guests. A mudroom and outdoor kitchen help facilitate an indoor/outdoor lifestyle, while a wraparound deck and clerestory windows emphasize the connection.
Archier maintained the old brick from the existing part of the house to clearly illustrate the relationship of old with new.
A young Finnish designer bypasses building permits by creating an affordable tiny home under 100 square feet.
The south-facing extension, which contains a new kitchen, dining area, and laundry, captures the northern light through the introduction of a central courtyard and strategically positioned windows.
A swing chair on the deck.
The open floor plan wraps around the central atrium.
Light is particularly important during the dark Pacific Northwest winter.
The double-gable atrium floods the home with natural light.
The couple reintroduced Victorian architectural details such as a bullnose veranda roof, lacework, and window moldings.
The orientation of the home captures the sunrise and moonrise over the water.
The prefab's external cladding is corrugated Colorbond in woodland gray; the pergola features natural timber hardwood battens.
A single private deck to the south features an outdoor bath with a full, panoramic view.
The facade of the cottage beautifully blends both past and present.
According to the architects, "the spatial arrangement of the ‘pocket’ courtyards is also driven by environmental concerns: the building is teased apart to maximize winter solar penetration and to capture prevailing cooling breezes."
The design team used FSC-certified lumber and cedar siding throughout the home. They created an ideal family home that’s perfect for indoor/outdoor living, thanks to broad eaves for shade, natural cross-ventilation, and plenty of windows to let in natural light.
“The project is on top of a mountain; execution and logistics were difficult, so to compensate we pre-fabbed as much of the structure as possible,” says Nick Cioffi, GreenSpur’s Director of Construction.
The team installed an off-the-grid hot tub—known as a Dutch tub—that's heated by a wood fire. “Essentially a couple of copper coils get wrapped around a fire pit with a hi and low input/output connected to the tub. Once the fire heats up, the hot tub really gets cookin’. At its hottest we have measured it at 104 degrees,” says Jimmy Mathew’s, GreenSpur’s Director of Development.
Exterior
Though the front of this 1880s home in Adelaide, Australia, maintains a traditional facade due to strict heritage laws, the rear is modern eye candy at its best. See more of the home.
The back, however, is a different story. The shape of the roof eave is designed to allow winter sun into the house while cutting out the hot summer sun.
Adjacent to the cabin is a spacious deck that is raised above the ground on wooden stilts.
While Falck built most of the tiny home himself, he hired a local carpenter to build the window frame and door.
Large openings and a two-bay screened-in porch further emphasize the connection between the indoors and outdoors.
An outdoor bathroom for lazy summer soaks.
A 60-foot-long suspension bridge links the treehouse with the detached bathhouse.
"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."
The home is accessed from the rear via a gravel path.
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"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.
A peek at one of the home's covered outdoor seating areas—a perfect spot for relaxing and taking in a gorgeous Australian sunset.
A grated metal footbridge with hog-wire, guard-rail panels connects the top of the mesa from the west side to the observation deck. Stairs lead to the glazed studio and hunting blind below.
On warm days, Encarnacion can be found lounging in her hammock in the backyard.
A timber terrace offers the spot for al fresco dining.
The home is also equipped with an infrared heater and a wireless bluetooth speaker.
They unified the main house, rear stable and a new pavilion in the garden with corrugated colorbond steel metal cladding.
Perforations were added to the boundary wall on the east, and entrance was moved to the side to become a bright corridor that connects the old house with the stable and pavilions.
Before the renovation, the darkest corner of the home was at the back of the property. To bring light to this part of the house, Scott created an internal roof terrace on the second floor.
Sections of the walls along the south-facing deck are painted bright blue to complement the sauna's pinkish-red door.
The home's L-shaped design conceals an outdoor pool and yard from the neighbors.
This private outdoor space would be otherwise unavailable within a hillside home.
With the home being located just minutes from the beach, the outdoor shower from Kohler's Purist collection is a perfect spot to rinse off after excursions.
The backyard gives a clear view of the modular construction.
A covered sitting area at the edge of the pool.
Three story rear addition.
view to new addition from rear lawn
House in the Lanes
Casa Bosque, which sits in a forest along the Argentine Coast, hugs a sloping, 6-foot dune.
A Series 600 Multi-Slide Door from Western Window Systems stretches for 25 feet across the length of the living area.

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.