77 Outdoor Shrubs Front Yard Design Photos And Ideas

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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.”
Lofted amid eucalyptus and oak trees, Graham Paarman’s house is a glassed-in, steel-frame structure with a veil of vertical slats. Excluding outdoor areas, it measures about 720 square feet.
Half-round bays project to form a balcony, a pergola, a dining alcove, and a bathroom. Dix Aluminium and Glass doors and windows face four reflection ponds.
Beyond the bocce court is the skate bowl, which the Wessels designed with  CA RampWorks.
A local nature enthusiast in the Gyeonggi province sets up a cafe and cabin retreat to combat a diminishing forest.  
Designed to be in harmony with the surrounding forest, Haru is a cafe and camping complex by South Korean firm B.U.S Architecture. The architects collaborated with the owner, who was born and raised in the area and already had years of experience running a campsite, to define what an outdoor lifestyle meant to each of them—and determine how to best convey it through architecture.  
On walks through the densely wooded landscape, they selected which trees would be preserved in order to create a sense of scale; in this sense, the pattern of the forest impacted the project from beginning to end.
Patio with gas firepit
From the interior of the courtyard the blue Uintah Mountains can be seen sprawling along the horizon.
Another Krisel-designed property, this restored midcentury modern built by the Alexander Construction Co. in 1959 has vaulted tongue and groove ceilings and porcelain tile floors, and is furnished with classic designers from Warren Platner, George Nelson and the Eames, and vintage midcentury abstract paintings.
Entry way to a modern, contemporary Key West home.  Clean lines, planting was done with minimal species and in groupings.
North East corner - The Grill'n Chill zone from mishacks' modular design system.
Evening at Copperwood. The 20-acre lot enjoys visits from deer, eagles, hawk, blue heron, fox, and other wildlife.
The front elevation of the home remained modest in appearance with a simple vertical addition, maintaining the typical Austin bungalow aesthetic.
Case Inlet Retreat
The yard doubles as the retention area for the monsoon rainstorms as well as a place for the homeowners to play
CAUCASO
Entry Bridge
Driveway lanes lead to a rolling gate for everyday parking. A 2 car garage is accessed of the alley in the rear.
Overall exterior at dusk
Front Exterior
coastal midcentury modern // entry + drought-tolerant landscaping
Main House Fire Pit
Front Porch: Bronze sculpture by Gail Folwell
Front outdoor area
Street view, frontal, dusk
View of the two bays along with the swimming pool.
Outside View of Phoenix House
Street view, dusk
Front Exterior, Day
Front facade. FSC radial sawn timber cladding around the entire home will naturally silver with age. The drought-resistant, native garden utilises mulch made from recycled timber pallets.
Each surface was treated as an opportunity for expression by the architect, Tobin Green.
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."
Street Facade
Front Exterior
Morning vista
Front outdoor space
The front uses common materials to the neighborhood in a new modern way. A recessed front porch walls flare out as if to welcome the community

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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