224 Outdoor Back Yard Wood Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

 The indoor portion is set behind sliding glass doors and can be used for storing firewood.
Partially enclosed, the exterior platform features an outdoor swing that is suspended from the timber-framed porch.
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.
Like the windows, the large pocket doors are by Jeld-Wen. Alchemia chairs by Archirivolto are arranged on a deck near the courtyard, which is planted with fragrant thyme.
A raised dining nook furnished with Konstantin Grcic Ones for Magis makes outdoor dining a breeze.
The rear of the house features Victorian brick, a modern extension, and Velfac windows. Landscape designer Matthew Wright was inspired by the art of Henri Rousseau when choosing plants to set amid the garden’s Dorset pebbles.
Since surrounding neighbors can overlook the one-story property, Thomson created a roof detail that is environmentally friendly and attractive: “the bio-diverse [green] roof is planted with indigenous species of flowers and grasses,” he says.
The spruce panels that coat the second-floor exterior will fade in tandem with the zinc-coated steel that rims the glazed windows and doors. "They will go gray like we do," says Claesson.
Bruce Thatcher and Kirsty Leighton behind their London home.
Sitting on the edge of a lake in the Mornington Peninsula, this house by Melbourne-based MA Architects was designed as a series of teak-clad modules with the main living areas in the center and large deck that extends from the living room.
The renovation and two-story extension of this 1880 Adelaide bungalow includes a 23-foot rear lot with a pool.
Architect Prineas remodelled this minimalist residence in Lane Cove, in Sydney’s Lower North Shore, with a rear extension connected to the main house via a small link that creates two internal courtyards. The house had plenty of strategically positioned large windows and skylights that connect it with the tree canopies above it.
Cedar slats mark the facade of the Worple's lakefront vacation home in Ontario.
Those hammers and saws built a home for the family’s chickens, watched over by Apolo among outdoor furniture by Richard Schultz.
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Rear wall of courtyard
The clients cite Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mrs. Clinton Walker House in Carmel, California, as a very loose inspiration for the design of their house. From the deck off the kitchen and living area, Miha, nine years old, takes in an uninterrupted view of the Pacific Ocean.
Makai’s structural steel components were designed by Mark Donofrio and affixed to the lava at four points. The kitchen contains a Kohler sink and pot racks from IKEA. "Because of the angle of the lava, it’s asymmetrical," says architect Erin Moore.
A small terrace outfitted with an H55 easy chair by Björn Hultén offers a view of the San Francisco Bay.
Operable timber shutters and screens offer protection from extreme weather. Zoning the house into three distinct masses creates a partly sheltered courtyard to make this year-round blending of the indoors and outdoors possible.
Preservation Props

Since the house is in a historic district, Beebe and Skidmore’s interventions were constrained by local guidelines, including a stipulation that the walls of the addition couldn’t line up with the walls of the existing house. They bumped the walls in by five feet on either side and painted the addition, clad in siding from Capital Lumber, 

a color complementary to the original building’s deep, bright blue. “A guy from Boise’s preservation office came by and said, ‘This is a perfect example of how we’d like people 

to build additions,’” says Dana. “We were pretty proud of that.”

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Case Inlet Retreat
The Blue Sky prototype house leads a second life as desert getaway for David McAdam and his partner Scott Smith.
Abernathy House
An overhead view of the extension.
The dark-stained exterior cladding stands in contrast to the light wood decking and warm interiors.
Constructed predominantly with locally quarried stone, steel, poured concrete floors and a turf roof, the horizontal outline of the property harmonizes beautifully with its rugged natural surroundings. The house also has an outdoor terrace with a pool and fireplace, where you can enjoy a cup of tea and take in plenty of fresh air.sd
Deck overlooking Little Round Bay
The deck and pergola appear to be a natural extension of the home.
The roof's overhang also employs paneled Siberian larch.
The landscaped lot offers an outdoor lounge, herb garden, lemon tree and passionfruit vines.
The original residence had its living areas located on the rendered precast first floor, which sits atop a base of external clinker brick planes.
Exposed clinker brick and steel bracing convey the pragmatism of Australian, midcentury design.
Insulated glass was used for the floor to ceiling windows.
The first C faces a mountain range on the horizon, and receives the afternoon soon.
A second aperture in the roof is located over the shallow end of the pool. An alfresco dining area, with seating by Kettal, is perched a few steps below.
Three-quarters of a century after it was built, a beach home in Saltaire, New York, was elevated eight feet and enlarged by adding a new second story. Its cedar shingles were given a Cabot gray stain.
Alfresco
The layout of the three buildings creates a private garden space within the site.
A pergola keeps swimmers cool on hot days.
A pool and sun deck on the eastern side of the plot.
A sundeck by the pool.
When you stay in Manshausen, you’ll be suprised to find a hot tub and dam that you can enjoy at your leisure. It holds up to 14 people and leads down to a dam that holds salt water that’s pumped into the contained area to keep it fresh.
Inspiring views can be had from every angle on the terrace.
The curvilinear lines and caned wicker seats of the Arlington collection reference British colonial style. Man-made wicker offers an authentic caned look with all the benefits of a modern material.
The Loop collection was created by Danish designer Henrik Pedersen and features a sleek, Scandinavian profile with broad horizontal lines and assertive angles that cleverly integrate comfort.
Connect 5 backyard porch at sunset.
The customized yurt, attached hut, and porch are perched atop Refugio Mountain for stunning views.
The villa's location is just a stone's throw from the sea.

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.