67 Outdoor Front Yard Small Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

Front facade
East Elevation
East Elevation Entry Detail
Custom Bioretention Planter (Landscape Architecture by CampionHruby)
McLean chose artificial turf for the front yard, where Hana Bea and her sister, Pilar, 9, play as Sharen looks on.
The building is orientated towards the Aegean Sea to southwest. Floor-to-ceiling, glass sliding doors flood the home in plenty of Mediterranean sunshine.
“The house is integrated to the cliff-side, leaving the least possible imprint,” says Marianna Kapsimali, one of the studio’s two founders.
As the screens move throughout the day, the outdoor space can either stay enclosed or upon up to the landscape, further enhancing the seamless connection between indoors and outdoors.
In some parts of the ancient city, the streets run above these subterranean cave homes.
The limestone rock is known locally as “tufo” of tuff.
The SysHaus construction method reduces water and resource wastage from the traditional construction process.
Viewed from the street looking west, the first third of the lot was landscaped to be an extension of the adjacent land and water conservation project and to provide an undisturbed animal habitat.
The light well that allows for sunlight AND an addition above
The high ceilings, natural light, and custom-made wooden furniture give the house a simple, fresh, and clean feel.
On the sides of the front folding glass doors are vertical cement board fins that emphasize the street-side corner.
The soaking tub is consistently heated to 102 degrees.
The front deck is designed like an extension of the facade and connects with the outdoors.
The openness and lightness of the design has the effect of drawing the expansive plot into the overall design scheme.
Entry Bridge
The bungalow features a traditional porch entry.
Front facade with firewood stacked beneath new cedar deck
The front facing side of the container house.
Entry at dusk
Entry porch
Front
View of front of the house at dusk.
Even in ever-gray and gloomy Seattle, the 24-by-10-foot front window lets in enough light that the couple rarely needs to turn on any lamps inside the house.
To stay near home after her daughter was born, Siegal built a studio at the rear of the property in 2007.
Patio with gas firepit
South / West view
With the help of Carver + Schickentanz Architects, Jason and Melissa Burnett were able to push their Carmel, California home's renovation from LEED Silver status to LEED Platinum-certified. With eco-friendly innovations like a retractable skylight for natural ventilation, double-pane windows to keep in air and heat, and sustainable landscaping with native vegetation, it's no wonder this mid-century-modern redesign is one of our green favorites. Click here to see the home's interior.
“Stacey’s property abuts an artists’ colony, so she didn’t want the container to wall off her friends, so we used a bamboo hedge behind it as a way of protecting it from sun yet remaining welcoming to her neighbors.”
The tent-like home responds to the challenging site in a dynamic way.
Front steps
Helen Street by mw|works
Built with a steel frame, the Frost House features panels of styrofoam between aluminum sheets for the exterior walls and styrofoam between plywood for the roof and floors. Bold, primary colors accentuate its geometric form.
At the entrance, Bruce is joined by his son, Sozé, and dog, Izzy. The 1940s shingled cottage was renovated by architectural designer Randall Recinos, designer Brian Paquette, and contractor Dylan Conrad.
Once through the street-level entrance, the property's modern garage door comes into view. Stairs lead up to the kitchen.
Front Exterior
coastal midcentury modern // entry + drought-tolerant landscaping
Front Porch: Bronze sculpture by Gail Folwell
Front outdoor area
Front Exterior
Front outdoor space
Our House - Exterior
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.