13 Outdoor Desert Back Yard Design Photos And Ideas

Asked to find an ecologically sustainable building solution, blaanc turned to a vernacular building technique that still thrives in certain pockets of rural Portugal, rammed earth.
Patio
Wire fox terrier on guard at the raised wood deck and bedroom beyond
The contemporary home has over 766 square feet of portal space offering exceptional indoor outdoor living in Santa Fe
The Blue Sky prototype house leads a second life as desert getaway for David McAdam and his partner Scott Smith.
Breezeway to the master bedroom beyond that opens up to the pool courtyard through a pocketing glass door
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.

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