33 Outdoor Hardscapes Wood Fences, Walls Design Photos And Ideas

The courtyard in the center of the compound opens with a lovely lap pool.
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
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.
The wraparound porch is enclosed in custom unfinished spruce, and match the slated look of the World Market chairs. MacInnis says that her custom concrete firepit has been a great place to entertain.
“I love the look of mass plantings,” notes Neely, near Mexican feather grasses--which thrive on the sunny lot.
A rear view of the narrow house shows how Chong twisted the house’s volumes to bring daylight into each room.
In the back, ivy climbs across the garage’s raw cedar cladding next to a gate that allows access to the laneway—but the boys prefer to climb the fence.
The couple source ideas for their garden from their trips to Japan.
Architect: YAMAMAR Design, Location: San Francisco, California
. Daughter Sydney plays with friends in Siegal’s prototype for a prefab playhouse.
Shadows of the pergola at rear yard patio
Front deck and facade
Swimming pool at rear yard
Rear facade, with maximum glazing and balconies to maximize daylight, views and social interaction.
Iceland prefab pioneers Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir of Minarc built this Culver City family home with mnmMOD  – a customizable, locally manufactured building system of prefabricated panels the duo designed, which minimizes energy consumption and reduces a home’s carbon footprint. Made with a blend of 30 percent recycled steel and cradle-to-cradle certified extruded polystyrene, mnmMOD components can be assembled with just a screw gun.
Rear wall of courtyard
“Sustainability is very important to us,” lead architect Heather Dubbeldam says. “It is easy to design with passive systems, to use passive sustainable principles to influence the design and layout of the house.” Her team reduced the need for air conditioning and artificial lighting through carefully positioned doors and windows that draw in natural light and breeze. New insulation, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and low-energy lighting also minimize the homeowners’ dependence on utilities.
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.
Innovative path lighting
Back yard
An asymmetrical mailbox incorporates mid-century geometry and new building materials into the front approach.
Firepit and wire fox terrier with hardscape and landscape to exterior dining terrace at raised deck beyond
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.

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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