6 Outdoor Desert 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.

Large canopies shade the retreat’s southern elevations, rendering the interior and ipe wood patio comfortable in the Texas heat.
The house rests just below the crest of a gently sloping hilltop and commands powerful views. Its transparency and small size aim to minimize its impact on the land.
Wire fox terrier on guard at the raised wood deck and bedroom beyond
The Blue Sky prototype house leads a second life as desert getaway for David McAdam and his partner Scott Smith.
Firepit and wire fox terrier with hardscape and landscape to exterior dining terrace at raised deck beyond

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