47 Outdoor Shrubs Horizontal Fences, Walls Gardens Design Photos And Ideas

Viewed from above, the house shows off its multiple outdoor entertaining areas and lush vegetation
"Fabio is a triathlete and wanted a lap pool, and it also serves as a sort of plunge pool for the family," Sweet says. "It has a mechanical system that essentially turns the pool into a treadmill for his training." Western red cedar was used throughout the interior ceilings, and polished concrete flooring continues outside as pavers.
Pam is a big fan of blown glass—here, custom pendants set the scene.
For the door that leads off the master bedroom, the architects chose a subtle, contrasting color that worked well with the timber.
The garden is by landscape designer Tom Massey. The paving is similar to the bricks used in the extension.
The backyard is one of this home’s best features. With a lot that nearly equals the square footage of the home itself, there was plenty of room to play with landscaping.
The façade received fresh paint, as well as new impact resistant windows. The two-story addition rises behind it. “Given that the two-story wing was larger than the existing structure, it was critical for the new building to appear as lightweight as possible,” says the firm. “The reading of concrete, which is an almost universal residential structural system in South Florida, would have been too heavy against the reading of the low-slung wood roof of the original house.”
A cozy reading nook on the rooftop.
Stone stairs on the perimeter of a main courtyard ascend to a rooftop garden. Large windows on the other side of the living area overlook an enclosed water feature with a statue of a monk.
Water features pepper the gardens throughout.
Gardens surround the stone facade for a softening effect.
Expansive glass doors open onto the main courtyard.
The home's lush surroundings.
At the terrace, the team replaced or rebuilt brick and concrete as needed. They also stripped and resealed exterior wood elements and incorporated new native landscaping throughout.
The garden has been prepared with electrical and plumbing services in case they are required for the future installation of a summer house.
The central courtyard connects to a raised deck for socializing within easy access to the kitchen.
"We spend a lot of time in the backyard all year round. We wanted to take advantage of Los Angeles' weather and have a true indoor/outdoor feel in the house," says Jenn, who is a Hollywood film producer.
Much of Roscommon House is single-story. With a total of 5,900 square feet of floor area, its footprint takes up the majority of the lot, so the architects cleverly sowed in green spaces wherever they could.
The home is surrounded by gorgeous greenery and peaceful views.
"To accentuate [the] seamless connection to the outdoors, we created a pair of retractable glass walls that meet at the corner. The effect when open is one of completely dissolving the corner and creating a feeling of being surrounded by nature," describes Maniscalco.
There is even a private meditation garden off the master with a zen pond, waterfall feature, and a hot tub.
Exterior
The sliding doors open to the marble-paved terrace.
The light well that allows for sunlight AND an addition above
The architects cite an admiration for the use of color in both Mexican vernacular architecture and the work of Mexican master architects Luis Barragán and Ricardo Legorreta, using strong colors as an homage to their work.
Private garden with deck
Viewing Decks and Infinity Pool
Garden Balcony
A fountain that spills into a palm sheltered pond at the entry.
In the front courtyard, a raised bluestone patio was built off the new kitchen for casual meals and entertaining. The Eames Molded Plastic Chairs are from Herman Miller. The dining table and benches are from Room & Board.
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.
Architect: YAMAMAR Design, Location: San Francisco, California
Swimming pool at rear yard
A rough board-formed concrete wall hems in the courtyard garden creating an organic looking transition to the wild scrub oak beyond.
Street view, dusk
An asymmetrical mailbox incorporates mid-century geometry and new building materials into the front approach.

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.