26 Outdoor Hardscapes Horizontal Fences, Walls Design Photos And Ideas

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.

Shadows of the trellis at rear yard patio
Swimming pool at rear yard
Rear facade, with maximum glazing and balconies to maximize daylight, views and social interaction.
“We always knew we wanted to do  prefab—here it is something interesting and beautiful that adds to the character of the street,” says TJ (on deck, with Jay, left, and Chloe). “There weren’t many options for staying in the area with  a growing family,” notes Stott.
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Santa Monica, California
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Asked to find an ecologically sustainable building solution, blaanc turned to a vernacular building technique that still thrives in certain pockets of rural Portugal, rammed earth.
Entry Courtyard
Entry way to a modern, contemporary Key West home.  Clean lines, planting was done with minimal species and in groupings.
Mediterranean patio with pool. PI House by Munarq. © Adrià Goula.

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Clayden made the most of his modest lot by building as close to the perimeter as local zoning codes allow.
More than just a clever cover, the ipe wood shell of Mark Erman's spa, thanks to its 40-foot tracks, niftily navigates the rocky straights between spa shelter, dapper deck, and bespoke buffet table.
roof deck/view
coastal midcentury modern // entry + drought-tolerant landscaping
Front Exterior, Day
Innovative path lighting
Each unit in this development is accessed by a pedestrian walkway through a private courtyard. The low, spaced concrete block wall provides a social component to the development
The contemporary addition features dark cedar siding and a flat roof at the existing gable structure and rear patio.
Uptown Row sits less than 1000 feet away from a light rail station in uptown Phoenix. This greyfield development adds 10, 3 story single-family attached homes, each with their own private courtyard and roof deck
Back yard
Components for low-cost prefab homes designed by Habitat for Humanity and the firm Minarc for South Central Los Angeles were trucked in and assembled over three days. Photos by Art Gray.
A playful entry welcomes guests while providing privacy with offset cedar slats, an orange pivot gate, and opaque glass garage door.
An asymmetrical mailbox incorporates mid-century geometry and new building materials into the front approach.
Green roof
Changing the vehicular approach provides for direct garage access and allows for the drought-tolerant landscaping to contribute to both privacy and an enhanced streetscape.
Back Exterior, Day

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