30 Outdoor Hardscapes Stone Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

Large, meticulously landscaped courtyard
The dramatic cantilever provides shade and protection, while leaving views to the lake plentiful.
The interior living spaces are directly accessible to the exterior terrace.
The exterior terrace is complete with an integral fireplace.
Inspired by the precise designs of the weaver bird, these nest like lanterns can be moved around for soft (solar LED) light.
Mediterranean patio with pool. PI House by Munarq. © Adrià Goula.

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Board-formed concrete walls create the core of the house and establish its organic feel. "There’s really no other cast-in-place concrete on the street," says Sarah, "but you don’t even see it until you’ve made it through the front courtyard." There, beneath a deep overhang, the couple designed a jagged pathway cantilevered over a water inside and reflections of light into the sitting area.
The combination of a low concrete wall and built-in bench creates an intimate seating area that acts as an extension to the kitchen and dining room. Another steel trellis above creates an armature for more plants that will fill in and provide shade. The terrace is topped with blue stone and wood screens give the plants a ladder on which to grow.
Inspired by the campaign furniture from the colonial era, the Voyager deck chair and Ambient lantern evoke a contemporary look with a vintage allure.
Inspired by the sleek yachts of the French Riviera, the Vista outdoor lounge collection features strong horizontal lines formed into flowing, curved shapes, creating a visually light, yet welcoming form.
Triple-pane windows by Optiwin reduce the ambient temperature of the glass by ten degrees in winter.
The spa is positioned to maximize the ocean view, and is sheltered on three sides by bamboo, privacy wall and house.
Morning vista
The main terrace is defined on one edge by a bocce court
A new stone patio connects living spaces to the rural site beyond.
Courtyard leading to the front door
Breezeway to the master bedroom beyond that opens up to the pool courtyard through a pocketing glass door
An asymmetrical mailbox incorporates mid-century geometry and new building materials into the front approach.
Terrace
Garden courtyards adjacent to guest rooms
A quiet, sheltered outdoor dining area

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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