7 Outdoor Desert Small Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

The Blue Sky prototype house leads a second life as desert getaway for David McAdam and his partner Scott Smith.
The house has two modules: a living space on the left and a utilities, laundry, and outdoor kitchen on the right.
Large canopies shade the retreat’s southern elevations, rendering the interior and ipe wood patio comfortable in the Texas heat.
Burnette sought to maintain the property’s natural vegetation and rocky ground surface.
coastal midcentury modern // entry + drought-tolerant landscaping
The front uses common materials to the neighborhood in a new modern way. A recessed front porch walls flare out as if to welcome the community

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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