30 Outdoor Hardscapes Vertical Fences, Walls Design Photos And Ideas

The lovely central atrium.
“We wanted to ‘cap’ the dwelling with a generous, almost sweeping canopy that would keep the majority of the high sun exposure areas in shade,” says Pande. “We also played with the roof volume to break free from the constraints of a typical ‘box modern’ home.”
“We wanted to ‘cap’ the dwelling with a generous, almost sweeping canopy that would keep the majority of the high sun exposure areas in shade. We also played with the roof volume to break free from the constraints of a typical ‘box modern’ home,” says Pande.
The courtyard has a serene sitting area and frames views into the house and straight through to the other side.
The home is situated on a spacious 9,000-square-foot lot and features a large, private patio, as well as planting beds and several producing fruit trees along the flat lawn area.
There is even a private meditation garden off the master with a zen pond, waterfall feature, and a hot tub.
The newly landscaped yard is virtually maintenance free and features modern concrete hardscapes, as well as wood decking—perfect for alfresco entertaining.
The lot is almost 10,000 square feet, and the fully enclosed backyard space is perfect for entertaining and features a kidney-shaped swimming pool and a hot tub.
view to new addition from rear lawn
"The design separates public and private space by a covered, but external walkway," note the team. "By juxtaposing these positions, the house acts like a camp—retreating to the tent to sleep and living under the tree canopy outside—a universal gathering space connected by landscape rather than built form."
New addition and patio from outdoor garden: the concrete terrace extends into the garden, and receives daylight over the house from the southern sun.
The courtyard allows light to penetrate deep into the room.
The exterior of Connect 4L 1,600 sf 3 bed 3 bath 2 story modern prefab.
A lounging deck and firepit off the principle bedroom.
Entry to private spaces at rear of pool house.
The ADU shares the backyard of the main home, but gabion retaining walls (rocks in wire cages) and an elevated terrace gives it an intimate space of its own.
The wraparound porch leads to a sunken backyard with a pool and outdoor shower where the kids can rinse off their surfboards.
“I love the look of mass plantings,” notes Neely, near Mexican feather grasses--which thrive on the sunny lot.
The couple source ideas for their garden from their trips to Japan.
From the street view, an angular slatted facade conceals a home from the outside world while also carefully hinting at what's inside. 
Behind those entry screens in Brisbane, Queensland, the three-level Australian home created by Bureau Proberts is finely attuned to its sloping site. A generous skylight over the front door opens the entryway to the sky, while substantial glazing in the master bedroom conveys the feeling of being perched high in the treetops.
From the interior of the courtyard the blue Uintah Mountains can be seen sprawling along the horizon.

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.