120 Outdoor Front Yard Hardscapes Design Photos And Ideas

The home is accessed from the rear via a gravel path.
An up-close look at the Scandi-style steel porch columns.
Natural stonework flawlessly transitions from the exterior landscaping elements to the home's facade, creating a pure, architectural gem.
The existing home has been painted a crisp white, while timber elements and brick flooring lend warmth to the space.
Glass Facade
Green Roof and Ocean View
Entry walkway leading to the front door and eventually to the grill and down to the pool
Indoor-Outdoor Living
Operable Metal Planels
East Elevation
East Elevation Entry Detail
At the center of the home lies an open-air gathering space covered by the wood framed roof above.
Custom Bioretention Planter (Landscape Architecture by CampionHruby)
Potrero Residence Garden
Potrero Residence Garden
The light well that allows for sunlight AND an addition above
masonry West and South wall joinery giving rise to the corner window. Luminarias leading down to Fabric entry scrim.
Street view of the double gable
Benjamin Moore’s Tomato Red provides “punctuation” to the exterior. “That was the cheapest way to have that hot spark of color,” Pirman explains.
Entry
Entry Bridge
Lynn
Constructed from local desert rocks, the exterior walls relate to the natural setting in which they sit.
Samuel installed a dining area in the front of the house.
The home features a beautiful garden, designed and landscaped by Marpa.
The exterior of Connect 4L 1,600 sf 3 bed 3 bath 2 story modern prefab.
Pink rock salt covers the exterior patio.
The exterior courtyard.
The main cave was preserved and divided into two separated functions, the inner space as a bedroom, and the outer space as living room.
The lower volume is barely visible as one approaches the main northeastern entrance located along the upper volume.
Their daughters, Annapurna, left, and Siddartha, play with their dog, Anouck, beneath the kangaroo paws in the entry garden courtyard.
“The site was beautiful as it is,” architect Eric Tremblay said, and he wanted to build a home that had the least impact on the terrain as possible. The lake can be seen on either side of the house, and natural materials—like the Eramosa limestone coating on the exterior—were a priority during construction.
Entry
This previously abandoned granite 18th century farmhouse in the Scottish Highlands was restored and extended by Moxon. The larch and red metal clad addition references the gabled roofline of the original structure and is connected via a glass passageway.
Entry porch
Tasked with creating a multi-use guest pavilion on a relatively small Northern California vineyard lot that could also host sit down dinners for up to 60 people, designers at Anderson Architects started by asking the key questions:  “Where should it be within the property?”  “How much floor area do we need for a 60 person dinner?” “How much volume do we need for a basketball court?”  “We also always tell ourselves to look at the landscape first, let it dominate and lead it through. The building took the form of a large Napa Valley barn.
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Miami, Florida
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
Beautiful, organic landscape was designed naturally around the trees to overlook a nearby pond.
The entry consists of a wide foyer which opens dramatically into a large living area. The space is flooded with natural light thanks to a wall of glass sliding doors which open onto a patio that leads to an outdoor pool with a distinctly vintage vibe.
Windows and terraces were designed to frame specific vistas ranging from rural pastures to vineyards, olive groves, and the Hanging Rock outcrop. “The views are very controlled,“ Titania says.
A 450-square-foot addition reconfigured the ranch house from an  L- to a U-shape.
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Miami, Florida
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
A lap pool runs alongside the west facade of a hybrid prefab home in Palm Springs by Sander Architects. “Our version of prefab,” explains architect Whitney Sander, “involves the use of building shells that are the ‘heavy lifting’ parts of any house: main structure, secondary  structure, and (often) building skin.”
Tall tropical planting creates privacy and shade while the lush tropical foliage softens the look of the concrete building and pavers. The lignum vitae in front of the wall creates additional privacy for the owners.

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.