71 Outdoor Trees Stone Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

Tamara said she wanted to create a house that breathes, is full of light, and surrounded by nature.
The home backs on Tahoe National Forest, so the surrounding nature that forms the backyard view will remain unchanged. Concrete slabs with a decorative pebble border form the outside terrace, and the separate structure holds the homeowner's art studio.
This 1949 inter-war modernist house in New South Wales was renovated by Sam Crawford Architects, Conway Atkins House in a way that paid homage to it's heritage with nautical and transportation art deco elements.
Damon  Fuhrer Landscapes created a Japanese-inspired garden that incorporated bamboo, moss-covered boulders, and a water feature.
In the back, ivy climbs across the garage’s raw cedar cladding next to a gate that allows access to the laneway—but the boys prefer to climb the fence.
The home rests on a 40-acre property in Healdsburg, a quaint town in California's winemaking region.
The outdoor space includes room for alfresco dining.
Pool, garden
An outdoor patio where the owners can enjoy some Californian sunshine after a swim.
The expansive grassy lawns features several ponds, fountains, native greenery, and even a tea house.
Frey House II
Massive volumes of dry stacked, locally supplied granite supports the roof.
A spacious outdoor deck with a path that leads down to the lake.
The gut renovation by Lundberg Design features cathedral ceilings, a completely glazed-end façade, and a dropped floor level in the living area. Additional elements include a Finnish soapstone stove in the center for heat; steel trusses and windows to add some visual detail; and a trellis on the front to add depth and texture to the façade.
This pool house in Connecticut was fashioned from two shipping containers, bedecked in well-lit cedar, which contrasts beautifully with the blue of the water.
Blu Home's miniature models offer streamlined, flexible, and multifunctional spaces that are designed to be used for various purposes.
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.
Exterior with infinity pool-VILLA CP
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.
Beyond a bed of black granite rocks, an entrance is concealed in an alcove in the home’s cedar-and-weathered-steel facade. The windows were manufactured by Duxton Windows & Doors.

East St. Paul, Manitoba
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The 2,300-square-foot home’s overhangs shelter its porches.
View of bedroom
Large, meticulously landscaped courtyard
Villa H | garden facade
The dramatic cantilever provides shade and protection, while leaving views to the lake plentiful.
The exterior terrace is complete with an integral fireplace.
“Sustainability is very important to us,” lead architect Heather Dubbeldam says. “It is easy to design with passive systems, to use passive sustainable principles to influence the design and layout of the house.” Her team reduced the need for air conditioning and artificial lighting through carefully positioned doors and windows that draw in natural light and breeze. New insulation, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and low-energy lighting also minimize the homeowners’ dependence on utilities.
Katie and Danny MacNelly met as University of Virginia architecture students and started their own practice, ARCHITECTUREFIRM, along with another former UVA classmate. Together, the couple designed and built their family’s country retreat, a three-volume residence near Virginia’s James River.
Once through the street-level entrance, the property's modern garage door comes into view. Stairs lead up to the kitchen.
Street view, frontal, dusk
Street view, dusk
Rear Yard & Facade
The spa is positioned to maximize the ocean view, and is sheltered on three sides by bamboo, privacy wall and house.
Morning vista

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.