24 Outdoor Front Yard Stone Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

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.
A path leads past glazing and gravel to the front door.
The gabions hold smooth rocks from the nearby San Luis Rey River; a fireplace feature is flanked by benches.
The interior living spaces are directly accessible to the exterior terrace.
The Opdahl House, designed by Edward Killingsworth for Richard and Joyce Opdahl, is located on the island of Naples, in Long Beach, California, and the design responds to the constraints imposed by the compact site.Unlike the neighbors, whose  homes unflinchingly abut their property lines, Killingsworth set the Opdahl House 42 feet back from the street, dedicating half of the lot to a dramatic entryway that includes a carport, garden, and reflecting pool. The effect is one of entering a private sanctuary.
Once through the street-level entrance, the property's modern garage door comes into view. Stairs lead up to the kitchen.
Overall exterior at dusk
Street view, frontal, dusk
Street view, dusk
Front facade. FSC radial sawn timber cladding around the entire home will naturally silver with age. The drought-resistant, native garden utilises mulch made from recycled timber pallets.
Morning vista
Main view
Courtyard leading to the front door
An asymmetrical mailbox incorporates mid-century geometry and new building materials into the front approach.

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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