35 Outdoor Hardscapes Side Yard Design Photos And Ideas

Sixteen-foot-tall glass walls, paired with seven-foot overhangs and three-foot solar screens, optimize the home’s passive climate control and capture views of the  valley that unfurls across the couple’s 160-acre property.
Gawthrop, an avid hang-glider who is a member of the U.S. Soaring Team, wanted the home to evoke flight; the standing-seam roof from Metal Sale is held up by wire struts to resemble a plane’s wing.  In the foreground is the rock formation designer Alan Nicholson had excavated.
A gravel perimeter keeps mud from splashing on the walls when it rains. Adds Molly, “You can get away with minimal landscaping because there’s so much natural vegetation here.”
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Taos, New Mexico
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
All of the plants are native to the area. “I was trying to re-create what I have out my front door, where the park starts,” says Jon, who worked on the landscaping with Jones. “The garden is also super low-impact. I don’t water it at all, and  my kill rate is less than five percent.”
Patio with gas firepit
Swimming pool at rear yard
Large, meticulously landscaped courtyard
When it's retractable glass wall are open, the all-season room becomes a breezeway from the courtyard to the view of the mountains beyond.
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.
West Elevation - Private Chill zone from mishacks' modular design system.
Clayden made the most of his modest lot by building as close to the perimeter as local zoning codes allow.
Outside View of Phoenix House
Clean lines and mass groupings of plants help create a sense of openness and space within a small garden.
The spa is positioned to maximize the ocean view, and is sheltered on three sides by bamboo, privacy wall and house.
Sculpture courtyard and lighted pathway
"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.
front exterior
Milky Way over Phoenix House
Interior Courtyard. Stained pine siding, and JamesHardie siding. View to kitchen.
Duravit- Bathroom Faucets, Bathroom Sinks, Bathtub  & Shower

Hansgrohe- Plumbing

Bharat Floorings Group- Floor

Daikin- Air Conditioners

Imagination Lights- Lighting

Marble Center International- Floor

Moie- Furniture
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
Green roof
A quiet, sheltered outdoor dining area
Living room garden looking west

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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