41 Outdoor Walkways Wood Patio, Porch, Deck 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.

Shadows of the trellis at rear yard patio
Swimming pool at rear yard
Iceland prefab pioneers Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir of Minarc built this Culver City family home with mnmMOD  – a customizable, locally manufactured building system of prefabricated panels the duo designed, which minimizes energy consumption and reduces a home’s carbon footprint. Made with a blend of 30 percent recycled steel and cradle-to-cradle certified extruded polystyrene, mnmMOD components can be assembled with just a screw gun.
The dining table, a custom design by Formwork, and red Non chairs by Komplot complement the addition’s cypress cladding.
To combat the site’s steep, uneven grade, Boeschenstein staggered a series of ipe decks around the two main volumes of the house. Atticus joins his brother, Bodhi, on the zigzag decks.
Generous breezeways, walkways, and overhangs frame views beyond: “It’s like a promenade, with a forest at the end of the road,” says Deb.
Native plantings limit the need to use water for irrigation, while a vegetable garden offers a sustainable source of produce.
“The unique site-plan includes the main house, a two-story dog run, and a guest cabin,” Flato says. “All are seamlessly stitched together by a grand boardwalk, making an arrival by boat or by car an equally engaging experience.” Vertical grain Western red cedar acts as the exterior siding.
Leading from the communal pool area to the more intimate olive tree grove, the intricate “woven” ipe boardwalk plays with a variety of lineweights and patterns. All of the wood used for the project is reclaimed.
Garden
Cantilevered deck from Lake Michigan shore beach side.
A series of reclaimed-wood-clad structures make a family compound on a 24-acre island on Shoal Lake.
Entrance view
The house was designed to be lightweight for easier transport. The timber frame includes LVL components, with steel used only where needed for subfloor columns and window lintels.
Wire fox terrier on guard at the raised wood deck and bedroom beyond
“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.”
Exterior southeast
Clean lines and mass groupings of plants help create a sense of openness and space within a small garden.
The belvedere vantage point to enjoy the vineyards
The house is surrounded by buildings on all sides except its south facade, which faces the street. An expansive operable window is key for effective ventilation during hot summer months. Additionally, a cantilevered balcony shelters a carport, bike storage, and even a playful swing.
Back yard
Milky Way over Phoenix House
An extension of the internal circulation of the residence culminates in a dramatic view of Yankee Point Cove and the ocean from the cantilevered end of this boardwalk.
Entry Courtyard
A playful entry welcomes guests while providing privacy with offset cedar slats, an orange pivot gate, and opaque glass garage door.
Firepit and wire fox terrier with hardscape and landscape to exterior dining terrace at raised deck beyond

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