158 Outdoor Grass Wood Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

The original residence had its living areas located on the rendered precast first floor, which sits atop a base of external clinker brick planes.
Insulated glass was used for the floor to ceiling windows.
The roof's overhang also employs paneled Siberian larch.
The deck and pergola appear to be a natural extension of the home.
The first C faces a mountain range on the horizon, and receives the afternoon soon.
Julie and Chris Hill’s home in Austin is built around a pair of massive oak trees, one of which shoots through an ipe deck, past a pair of Loll deck chairs, and into a void in the overhanging roof. “The hole also allows light to penetrate deeper into the house,” notes designer Kevin Alter.
The second floor terrace steps directly out onto the hill.
The layout of the three buildings creates a private garden space within the site.
A pergola keeps swimmers cool on hot days.
A pool and sun deck on the eastern side of the plot.
A sundeck by the pool.
Translucent floor planks allow light to filter through a skylight in the kitchen below.
The custom privacy screen shields unwanted views and places the focus on downtown San Francisco.
The curvilinear lines and caned wicker seats of the Arlington collection reference British colonial style. Man-made wicker offers an authentic caned look with all the benefits of a modern material.
Connect 5 backyard porch at sunset.
A slender wooden decked porch that looks out to the lake.
The construction was done to make sure that the four areas of the roof — the sundeck, grass hill, play space, and outdoor terrace — all felt like distinct but united areas.
An expansive lap pool.
Thanks in part to landscape architect James C. Differding, the residents can enjoy the outdoors on all four levels, from the pocket garden that buffers the house from the street.
In Sweden, architect Bengt Mattias Carlsson created a pavilion adjacent to a residence dating from the late 1800s. The pergola is made from glue-laminated timber beams set atop steel posts; it protects the pool from falling pine needles. George Nelson benches offer places to sit.
Entry porch
A pebble mosaic and artificial turf divide the yard into zones that never need to be mowed.
In seaside Tuscany, Italian architecture firm FABBRICANOVE realized a villa that embraces modern lines and the mild climate.
Fashion designer Josie and her husband Ken Natori are big fans of traditional Japanese architecture, so when Brooklyn-based practice Tsao & McKown Architects designed their home in Pound Ridge, New York, they used a heavy, exposed-timber structure, and included Japanese-style gardens and landscaping.
Since the front door is located in the exterior wall, residents first enter a vast garden before reaching the gable roof house.
The garden-facing "ganok," an under-roof porch, connects the home with the outdoors. A key part of traditional homes, according to Jurkovič, the ganok gives these narrow buildings on small plots of land more outdoor space.
“We have all these different destinations,” says Sardinas, a writer who works from her home office. “I’ll be working, get stuck on a passage, and take a break to go read outside.” On the lower roof, red Vegetal chairs by Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec for Vitra provide moments for repose.
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Photo by Tony Luong
New outdoor dining space is defined and by a custom concrete and wood bench with steel trellis above .
A grassy area provides a spot for sunning poolside, and a steel trellis shades an integrated dining area beyond
Looking from new back porch towards the new pool, casita building, and new outdoor living space.
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.
Case Inlet Retreat
Case Inlet Retreat
The entrance is reached via a long ramp perforated by uplights.
Sally Julien and Peter Loforte sit on the porch of the Aqua Lair, their restored 1960s house on Lake Sammamish, near Seattle. The Bertoia chairs and clay lion are from Pacific Galleries.

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.

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