144 Outdoor Shrubs Front Yard Design Photos And Ideas

The roof is sheathed in asphalt shingles and is complemented by charred timber siding.
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.
The lot is at the end of a cul-de-sac, very private, and totally unassuming from the front circular driveway entrance.
The couple reintroduced Victorian architectural details such as a bullnose veranda roof, lacework, and window moldings.
The couple source ideas for their garden from their trips to Japan.
861 Lovell Avenue in Mill Valley, California is surrounded by redwood trees and offers that California dream of living an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Sounds of the Cascade Falls stream in from the East, while the afternoon sun floods the courtyard and swimming pool to the West.
The columns are connected with wide, sandblasted glass panels that create a ceiling, which spreads light throughout the interiors during the day, and frames views of the stars at night.
Kellogg spent five years working on the house, and the structure was completed in 1993.
The home features a beautiful garden, designed and landscaped by Marpa.
The brick walls of Casa TM were covered in white stucco, a minimalist choice that sets the stage for the pared-back interiors.
The new construction relates with the land in a very spontaneous way, taking advantage of its steep slope, the small stream, and the extraordinary view of the landscape.
The addition is connected to the existing home by a glass "bridge" that serves as the entry and maintains visual continuity through to the backyard.
Two walls of glass frame the atrium, filling the home with natural light and a strong sense of the outdoors.
The entrance showcases the home's clean midcentury lines.
Circular stepping stones repeat throughout the landscape.
Sliding external screens provide privacy and shade from the sun.
The home is accessed from the rear via a gravel path.
"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 the period, was refreshed with Ipe decking and railing.
The entrance to the residence.
The Vagabond Trailer at El Cosmico features a pink exterior and restored, marine-varnished birch interiors.
"Landscaping was strategically planned to cope the home seamlessly into the rock, with access paths from the house to the lake barely visible in some places," adds the firm.
The home is also equipped with an infrared heater and a wireless bluetooth speaker.
The existing home has been painted a crisp white, while timber elements and brick flooring lend warmth to the space.
Mehdi planted fig trees along the south facade, not only for the fruit, but because their broad leaves block the sun in summer and fall off in winter, letting sunlight pass.
The Yard and living room
Beautiful landscape.
Operable Metal Planels
McLean chose artificial turf for the front yard, where Hana Bea and her sister, Pilar, 9, play as Sharen looks on.
The netted, hammock-like balustrades are an innovative solution that provides safety and a place for relaxation, while keeping views as unobstructed as possible.
"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.
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

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.