21 Outdoor Walkways Horizontal Fences, Walls Wood Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

A cozy reading nook on the rooftop.
The central courtyard connects to a raised deck for socializing within easy access to the kitchen.
Nestled in Seattle's East Capitol Hill neighborhood, this modern residence "is an economical, efficient, low-maintenance, and modern version of a traditional Seattle house—one with primary living spaces on the main floor and three bedrooms above," state the architects.
Why build a Passive House? "The obvious answer is low heating and cooling bills, but we find people most appreciate the other benefits, like consistent thermal comfort, sound proofing, and air quality," say the architects.
The 2,466 square foot, two-level home features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.
Outdoor area/balcony
East Elevation
View from Southwest @ Dusk
West Elevation @ Dusk
West Elevation
The light well that allows for sunlight AND an addition above
Although the home's historic front facade needed to be preserved, the back of the residence was ripe for a remodel. The architects cladded the exterior in eastern cedar. The wood is offset with large expanses of glass, as well as yellow accents to add a playful atmosphere.
Viewing Decks and Infinity Pool
Architect: YAMAMAR Design, Location: San Francisco, California
Shadows of the pergola at rear yard patio
Swimming pool at rear yard
“Not a drop  of water is wasted here,” Nina says of the yard. “This is huge  for Mexico City. The whole terrace  is a water collector.”

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.