28 Outdoor Back Yard Decking Patio, Porch, Deck Hardscapes Design Photos And Ideas

Key to the design is a generous connection to the rear courtyard, which makes it possible to live outside for half of the year and also easily host parties with 30 guests.
“We wanted to ‘cap’ the dwelling with a generous, almost sweeping canopy that would keep the majority of the high sun exposure areas in shade,” says Pande. “We also played with the roof volume to break free from the constraints of a typical ‘box modern’ home.”
“We wanted to ‘cap’ the dwelling with a generous, almost sweeping canopy that would keep the majority of the high sun exposure areas in shade. We also played with the roof volume to break free from the constraints of a typical ‘box modern’ home,” says Pande.
The current layout takes full advantage of the site, placing heavy emphasis on maximizing natural light and indoor/outdoor living.
view to new addition from rear lawn
New guest house and pool
View from courtyard toward the house
View from courtyard toward the house
West Elevation @ Dusk
View from Southwest @ Dusk
Private courtyard between house and studio
Outdoor shower
Rear wall of courtyard
The customized yurt, attached hut, and porch are perched atop Refugio Mountain for stunning views.
The exterior deck gracefully meanders its way around the rock formations.
An interior courtyard.
A stone foot path and a custom-made undercroft swing-bench were incorporated into the pocket of space between the ground and the floor of the upper volume.
Architect: YAMAMAR Design, Location: San Francisco, California
The house is also Build it Green Certified, beating the sustainability requirements of Title 24 (guidelines issued by the California Energy Commission Building Energy Efficiency Program) by over 50%. The house’s laundry is hooked up to a grey water irrigation system and its gutters drain rain into barrels for reuse. The concrete also incorporates 25% fly ash.
Swimming pool at rear yard
From the viewing deck the iconic ski slopes of Park City can be seen blanketed in the best snow on earth.
Cantilevered deck from Lake Michigan shore beach side.
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.
Wire fox terrier on guard at the raised wood deck and bedroom beyond
Firepit and wire fox terrier with hardscape and landscape to exterior dining terrace at raised deck beyond

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.