215 Outdoor Front Yard Design Photos And Ideas

The designers used wood sparingly for maximum effect, like the cedar siding on the front and back exteriors. The main facade offers  a glimpse through the house to the backyard, which was made larger by placing the garage closer to the street. “We hosted a concert and had people sitting inside and in front of the pool,” says Jaclyn. “The house completely lends itself to entertaining small and large groups alike.”
Lofted amid eucalyptus and oak trees, Graham Paarman’s house is a glassed-in, steel-frame structure with a veil of vertical slats. Excluding outdoor areas, it measures about 720 square feet.
Half-round bays project to form a balcony, a pergola, a dining alcove, and a bathroom. Dix Aluminium and Glass doors and windows face four reflection ponds.
The gabions hold smooth rocks from the nearby San Luis Rey River; a fireplace feature is flanked by benches.
A custom rain-gutter system collects even slight amounts of precipitation in an underground cistern and distributes it to the yard. The Cor-Ten pivoting window is by Brian Linn of Vincent Designs.
A local nature enthusiast in the Gyeonggi province sets up a cafe and cabin retreat to combat a diminishing forest.  
Designed to be in harmony with the surrounding forest, Haru is a cafe and camping complex by South Korean firm B.U.S Architecture. The architects collaborated with the owner, who was born and raised in the area and already had years of experience running a campsite, to define what an outdoor lifestyle meant to each of them—and determine how to best convey it through architecture.  
On walks through the densely wooded landscape, they selected which trees would be preserved in order to create a sense of scale; in this sense, the pattern of the forest impacted the project from beginning to end.
Front deck and facade
On a tree-lined street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, a former carriage house from the 1930s is now a colorful modern home that boasts bright orange shipping containers. 
Commissioned by an artist, a gallerist, and their daughter, LOT-EK was tasked with renovating and expanding their existing two-story home. The new design rotates around an extension made out of stacked shipping containers, and features vibrant colors and a centralized-floor plan. As a result, the architecture is now organized around a polychromatic core volume that extends from the ground floor to the roof terrace.
Patio with gas firepit
For the front deck, the couple chose  a dining set by Teak Smith; the driftwood and metal corkscrew is by sculptor David Tanych.
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Santa Monica, California
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
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Santa Monica, California
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
The red door was De Azevedo's idea, says Phil Kean, president of the Phil Kean Design Group. It adds a spash of color to the front courtyard, which is simply landscaped with gravel and low-maintenance plants. A water feature was installed next to the James Hardie fiber-cement siding.
“We always knew we wanted to do  prefab—here it is something interesting and beautiful that adds to the character of the street,” says TJ (on deck, with Jay, left, and Chloe). “There weren’t many options for staying in the area with  a growing family,” notes Stott.
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Santa Monica, California
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
A Japanese-style Bamboo water fountain sits in the driveway.
Entry with cactus garden
From the interior of the courtyard the blue Uintah Mountains can be seen sprawling along the horizon.
The most sustainable element of all is the Lais’ intention to make their first home their last home as well. “Some people have this mentality of getting a starter house, then upgrading from there,” David says. “We just wanted to find a place to live in and then stay there forever.” Eventually they imagine passing the home down to their children.
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.
Another Krisel-designed property, this restored midcentury modern built by the Alexander Construction Co. in 1959 has vaulted tongue and groove ceilings and porcelain tile floors, and is furnished with classic designers from Warren Platner, George Nelson and the Eames, and vintage midcentury abstract paintings.
The interior living spaces are directly accessible to the exterior terrace.
“Stacey hopes that we can use this as a prototype for a development of artists’ studios someday—we talked about maybe siting several of them together, like an old mobile home park.” The steel sculpture is by San Antonio artist George Shroeder.
“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.”
Renovation
The tent-like home responds to the challenging site in a dynamic way.
Front steps
Entrance view
Frontal view of the GOMOS #1
Entry way to a modern, contemporary Key West home.  Clean lines, planting was done with minimal species and in groupings.
North East corner - The Grill'n Chill zone from mishacks' modular design system.
Canal House along the Arizona Canal in Phoenix, AZ

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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