119 Outdoor Raised Planters Design Photos And Ideas

The roof terrace offers an outdoor lounge space, as well as views into the Seattle hills.
Central courtyard. The white colour, omnipresent, acts as a reflective surface and complexifies light effects.
A backyard garden with an outdoor grilling station.
The patio and pool area are perfect for full integration of indoor/outdoor living.
An outdoor kitchen in the lush, backyard garden.
The cantilevered flating Managris wood deck.
A shaded lounging area by the pool.
A peaceful poolside vignette at Casa Bri Bri.
The villas provide an intimate setting for guests to unwind in the privacy of their own home away from home.
A shared courtyard with a firepit.
Basket weave pendants from Tower 20 Venice.
A reed and metal pergola structure constructed by PSS Design Cult.
The lanai and the private pool.
Contemporary materials like zinc and glass contrast with a cast iron facade and slate roofs.
Perched atop the historic Gilsey House, the J+K Residence also overlooks a storied neighborhood. The land, located north of Madison Square, was one of New York's last remaining family farms before becoming a bustling theater district. It then devolved into a neglected wholesale district until being rediscovered by artists and entrepreneurs.
Moving the entrance off the street to the rear of the house allowed for the creation of a diminutive side yard.
Abernathy House
A pebble mosaic and artificial turf divide the yard into zones that never need to be mowed.
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Greenery at the entrance of the home.
The east patio overlooks to the yaupon holly trees.
Lynn
On a site adjacent to a greenbelt, architects Yen Ong and Paul Merrill of 5G Studio envisioned “a solid black mass within an enclosed garden,” says Ong. A geothermal heat pump, solar panels, and rainwater harvesting helped the project achieve LEED Platinum status.
Since the front door is located in the exterior wall, residents first enter a vast garden before reaching the gable roof house.
The modern addition sits on a concrete platform that extends past the house’s envelope, creating welcoming patios on each side. “From any space within the home you are no more than a few steps from one of the outdoor spaces,” Busick says. On the west-facing back porch, Green Kite Chairs by Karim Rashid and a poppy-red hammock offer ideal spots from which to take in the sunset.
Fields of native grasses connect the main residence, situated at the top of the slope, to the new structures scattered below.
The knotty cedar cladding from Crenshaw Lumber was pretreated with an ebony stain from Timber Pro UV—twice on both sides—prior to being brought to the site, where it was left for eight weeks so that it could adjust to the moist seaside air before installation. “Cedar siding swells or shrinks when it gains or loses moisture while it reaches equilibrium with the content of the surrounding air,” says Michael. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt.
Sonoma Wine Country I
A 450-square-foot addition reconfigured the ranch house from an  L- to a U-shape.
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Miami, Florida
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This Rhode Island home has a modernist box structure with an exterior made of milled, charred, brushed, and oiled cypress slats manufactured by Delta Millworks.
The couple often dine on the patio off the kitchen, warmed by a fireplace from Spark Modern Fires. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt.
View from Sunfish Lake
A porch extension of glass and corten steel was added to this renovated Italian country house. From within the views connect the porch to the outdoor, but from outside, the reflection of the glass volume reflects the natural landscape taking on the skin of green.
Entrance Court
When you arrive at night you can turn the lights on with an app on your smart phone.
A section of the facade—a cross between a shoji screen and a barn door—slides open. Planter boxes contain edible varieties that fuel Mary’s culinary explorations.
Even in ever-gray and gloomy Seattle, the 24-by-10-foot front window lets in enough light that the couple rarely needs to turn on any lamps inside the house.
On approach to the guesthouse, the family keeps an edible garden in concrete planters by the property’s landscape designer, Cielo Sichi of Landfour.
Connected by an exterior stone staircase, the rooftop level offers seating and dining areas and an outdoor kitchen.
Exterior with infinity pool-VILLA CP
Board-formed concrete retaining walls double as ramps from the deck to the garden’s highest point.
Cor-ten steel planter

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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