62 Outdoor Shrubs Stone Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

Front facade
Views to Pittwater
The backyard is a structured and geometric landscape. The fire pit doubles as a drainage pond for rainwater. Eventually, the ivy will completely hide the black stucco so one is surrounded by vegetation.
The light well that allows for sunlight AND an addition above
The property is located on a large corner and close to numerous outdoor activities.
A series of views unfolds as one moves from the entrance to the rear of the house: first of the northern garden framed by cabinetry, then slivers of sky seen through a strip skylight, followed by views of trees through clerestory windows, and then screened views to the western outdoor areas.
Wilson used a series of operable wooden screens to mitigate the strong western light.
Board-formed concrete walls create the core of the house and establish its organic feel. "There’s really no other cast-in-place concrete on the street," says Sarah, "but you don’t even see it until you’ve made it through the front courtyard." There, beneath a deep overhang, the couple designed a jagged pathway cantilevered over a water inside and reflections of light into the sitting area.
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.
A spacious outdoor deck with a path that leads down to the lake.
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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.
Indoor and outdoor entertaining is made simple by the dining room’s sliding glass doors, but the two spaces also share a literal common ground. Lapicida’s tumbled black limestone with white Carrara marble inserts sprawl from the kitchen, past the dining room, and onto the patio.
Nick’s passion for midcentury design extends to cars. His 1959 Porsche 356A coupe is parked in the driveway.

Pett Level, England
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
The 2,300-square-foot home’s overhangs shelter its porches.
View of bedroom
'Tree House' - Bamboo Terrace
The combination of a low concrete wall and built-in bench creates an intimate seating area that acts as an extension to the kitchen and dining room. Another steel trellis above creates an armature for more plants that will fill in and provide shade. The terrace is topped with blue stone and wood screens give the plants a ladder on which to grow.
Overall exterior at dusk
Street view, frontal, dusk
Street view, dusk
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.
Rear Yard & Facade
The spa is positioned to maximize the ocean view, and is sheltered on three sides by bamboo, privacy wall and house.
Steps away from the inviting spa
Morning vista

Duravit- Bathroom Faucets, Bathroom Sinks, Bathtub  & Shower

Hansgrohe- Plumbing

Bharat Floorings Group- Floor

Daikin- Air Conditioners

Imagination Lights- Lighting

Marble Center International- Floor

Moie- Furniture
Courtyard leading to the front door
Stone terrace steps
An asymmetrical mailbox incorporates mid-century geometry and new building materials into the front approach.
Garden courtyards adjacent to guest rooms
Office courtyard

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.