19 Outdoor Hardscapes Desert 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.

Ocotillo was placed in key areas as a great structural focal point.
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.
Burnette sought to maintain the property’s natural vegetation and rocky ground surface.
Wire fox terrier on guard at the raised wood deck and bedroom beyond
coastal midcentury modern // entry + drought-tolerant landscaping
Front Exterior, Day
"Sol" is a new home in the Willo Historic District in Phoenix. The house is a modern interpretation of the vernacular courtyard style found throughout the southwest.
Cantilevered wood beams angle up towards the growing city skyline. On the left, a sloped area captures the monsoon rainfall and the Mulga Acacia trees will grow to the height of the home over time to provide more shade and privacy.
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
Uptown Row consists of 10 townhomes a mere 500 feet from a light rail station in Phoenix. Each unit has a semi-private courtyard behind a spaced block wall, and a private roof deck with view of the city skyline and mountains beyond
Breezeway to the master bedroom beyond that opens up to the pool courtyard through a pocketing glass door
A stairway leads up to a roof deck, inspired by the historic sleeping porches in the area that take advantage of the cold nights to cool off in the desert.
A 10 foot deep cantilevered roof provides consistent shade pool side in the courtyard
Firepit and wire fox terrier with hardscape and landscape to exterior dining terrace at raised deck beyond

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