118 Outdoor Shrubs Front Yard Design Photos And Ideas

As the screens move throughout the day, the outdoor space can either stay enclosed or upon up to the landscape, further enhancing the seamless connection between indoors and outdoors.
Upcountry Maui Cottage and Barn: lanai
Instead of focusing on reworking the street-facing front wall of the house, they turned their attention to the back wall, and found a better way to connect the interiors with the beautiful garden. This allowed them to stay true to the suburban vernacular of gabled brick walls and a terra-cotta roof, while modernizing the back section of the house quite dramatically.
Named the Crisp House after its first inhabitant Edward Crisp—an Irish brewer who founded a brewery on a street near the property—the house was in fact a prefab timber cottage that was imported from England when the early English settlers arrived in Australia in the 1850s.
"Sliding and swinging panels enable spaces to expand and contract as needed for the owners, a few guests, or large gathering," say the architects. "At the entry courtyard, a rolling screen and swinging gate can be configured to be cozy and private, or wide open and welcoming."
The frontyard
Viewed from the street looking west, the first third of the lot was landscaped to be an extension of the adjacent land and water conservation project and to provide an undisturbed animal habitat.
Viewed from the street looking west, the first third of the lot was landscaped to be an extension of the adjacent land and water conservation project and to provide an undisturbed animal habitat.
The light well that allows for sunlight AND an addition above
Built with thick stone walls that create two horizontal planes in between the forest, the house has a roof made of glass and steel.
This volume has a rough hewn façade of stacked stones, and a green roof that seems to meld with the green hills of the surrounding El Boldo Park.
The spaces are arranged around a courtyard to create visual and physical connections. Yet, these connected areas can be broken up by large sliding doors.
The walkways provide access to the patio and the landscape beyond the property, offering views along the way.
The residence is set back a few feet from the site’s edge, allowing more light to flood into neighbors’ windows and leaving space for trees. “The idea was to make a strong gesture to incorporate ideas 

of openness,” Lynch explains. “It’s not just a box if you look at it closely. It’s a series of planes that fit together."
Entry
Entry Bridge
CAUCASO
The yard doubles as the retention area for the monsoon rainstorms as well as a place for the homeowners to play
Case Inlet Retreat
Each of the buildings provides cozy, cave-like spaces with generous, sun-lit porches that look out to stunning views.
Lynn
Constructed from local desert rocks, the exterior walls relate to the natural setting in which they sit.
The home features a beautiful garden, designed and landscaped by Marpa.
Clay brick flooring in the front yard helps drain rainwater and reduce heat.
Flush at the corners where the eaves of the roof meet the siding, the kitchen’s streamlined body is partly clad in charred wood.
The exterior of Connect 4L 1,600 sf 3 bed 3 bath 2 story modern prefab.
After renovation
Entry at dusk
Entry porch
Front
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 lone valley oak in some ways defined the shape of the house,” says landscape architect Bernard Trainor. The structure wraps around the century-old tree, forming a courtyard with a series of fiber-cement chairs by French designer Julia von Sponeck.
The entry, with a glimpse of the front garden.
Beautiful, organic landscape was designed naturally around the trees to overlook a nearby pond.
Fields of native grasses connect the main residence, situated at the top of the slope, to the new structures scattered below.
The entry consists of a wide foyer which opens dramatically into a large living area. The space is flooded with natural light thanks to a wall of glass sliding doors which open onto a patio that leads to an outdoor pool with a distinctly vintage vibe.
Windows and terraces were designed to frame specific vistas ranging from rural pastures to vineyards, olive groves, and the Hanging Rock outcrop. “The views are very controlled,“ Titania says.
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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“The most challenging part of the design was fusing the old part of the house with the new addition,” says principal architect Alex Terry. The character and architectural integrity of the single-level 1950s ranch house was thoughtfully reconsidered during the addition and remodel. The home’s front porch, typical of period, was refreshed with ipe decking and railing.
Tall tropical planting creates privacy and shade while the lush tropical foliage softens the look of the concrete building and pavers. The lignum vitae in front of the wall creates additional privacy for the owners.
The Neutra Box is handmade from locally sourced, upcycled sheet metal remnants, reclaimed mostly from outfits in Richmond, California. The box retails for $199.00 and is available in red and black.
Entrance Court
The four separate modules, made primarily from timber, took 26 weeks to construct. To offset the amount of wood used in construction, Archiblox plants 100 trees for each home it builds.
Just like the interior, the outdoor shower is an exercise in reduction and contrast: It’s merely a boulder placed under a showerhead on the side of the building. “If you really strain your eyes, you can see perhaps one other house,” Cheshire says of the vista.
The couple source ideas for their garden from their trips to Japan.
Brookline Residence in Brookline, Massachusetts
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.
. Daughter Sydney plays with friends in Siegal’s prototype for a prefab playhouse.
Joel, a landscape designer, created “a series of outdoor rooms,” including an alfresco kitchen that is sheltered beneath a cedar trellis. The Butterfly chairs are from Fresh Home and Garden in Toronto.
From there, a private walkway runs to the shore.
The designers used wood sparingly for maximum effect, like the cedar siding on the front and back exteriors. The main facade offers  a glimpse through the house to the backyard, which was made larger by placing the garage closer to the street. “We hosted a concert and had people sitting inside and in front of the pool,” says Jaclyn. “The house completely lends itself to entertaining small and large groups alike.”

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.