37 Outdoor Shrubs Side Yard Design Photos And Ideas

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.

Owners Rachel and Nolan Ploegman's sons, Alex and Logan, run along the perimeter of their Parallelogram House in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Its raw shell and stretched geometry were conceived by 5468796 Architecture and executed by Concord Projects. Brunswick Steel assisted with the bent-plate Cor-Ten columns.
An outdoor shower is concealed in the side yard and features a weathered 
cedar slat enclosure.
When it's retractable glass wall are open, the all-season room becomes a breezeway from the courtyard to the view of the mountains beyond.
Set at the top of the vineyard, the tasting room opens up to the vineyard and valley to the north, south, and east with a structural wood glazing system providing guests with a stunning panoramic view.
Prior to courtyard extension: View of original side yard to east.
Large canopies shade the retreat’s southern elevations, rendering the interior and ipe wood patio comfortable in the Texas heat.
The house rests just below the crest of a gently sloping hilltop and commands powerful views. Its transparency and small size aim to minimize its impact on the land.
Courtyard featuring the Live Oak Tree.  The neutral tones on the homes exterior act as a canvas to nature showing a play of light on the exterior of the home throughout the day
West Elevation - Private Chill zone from mishacks' modular design system.
The house measures approximately 2,500 square feet. Molly, who was born and raised in Taos, says, “Proportionally, it’s a very human scale, and it salutes the unconventional architecture found in local Earthship houses and owner-built homes.”
Side Facade
Helen Street by mw|works
Outside View of Phoenix House
All of the plants are native to the area. “I was trying to re-create what I have out my front door, where the park starts,” says Jon, who worked on the landscaping with Jones. “The garden is also super low-impact. I don’t water it at all, and  my kill rate is less than five percent.”
The spa is positioned to maximize the ocean view, and is sheltered on three sides by bamboo, privacy wall and house.
Sculpture courtyard and lighted pathway
The home is located in the town of Fruita, Colorado, which is popular for its varied and extensive mountain bike trails.
front exterior
Exterior
Stone terrace steps
Green roof
Office courtyard
A quiet, sheltered outdoor dining area
Living room garden looking west

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