25 Outdoor Side Yard Hardscapes Wood Fences, Walls Design Photos And Ideas

In Orange, California, a 1964 Model OC584 Eichler home designed by architect Claude Oakland was recently updated as a four-bedroom, two-bath home with an expanded master bathroom. The central outdoor atrium to the home is typical of the open-plan, indoor-outdoor style of living that Eichler homes are known form.
A wooden picnic table is located off one end of the living room, creating a tranquil setting to enjoy alfresco dining while soaking up the sunshine.
Large cedar-clad openings connect the interior living spaces to the courtyard. The bright and airy main living spaces wrap around the courtyard.
Perched above the lushly planted grounds, the 1,200-square-foot deck offers plenty of privacy along with sweeping vista views.
Beyond the large pedestrian gate, “which is really the home’s front door,” says Gottschalk, “the house begins to reveal its strong indoor and outdoor relationship. Blurring the boundary between the two is a key design element.”
The home's lush surroundings.
A covered patio just off the living room is accessible via custom doors. "The use of the large steel sliding and stacking doors allowed the volume to open up and make the home feel much more expansive that it really is," says Knight.
The side yard features a Zen garden with local plantings, and an area that is partially covered by a cantilevering roof.
The outdoors are part of the cohesive design, embracing the vegetation, sites, and sunlight.
These sliding doors lead to the kitchen and a sitting room.
A collection of low-slung volumes create a series of platforms near the ground, so family members can be close together while still retaining their privacy.
The couple source ideas for their garden from their trips to Japan.
Outside, a timber pergola shades the garden and the split-stone slate pavers continue outside for a greater sense of connection between inside and out.
An outdoor bathroom for lazy summer soaks.
The textured facade playfully displays light and shadows as the sun moves throughout the day and seasons. The framed breezeway reaches outward to the fjord.
The courtyard has a serene sitting area and frames views into the house and straight through to the other side.
The courtyard in the center of the compound opens with a lovely lap pool.
A lounging deck and firepit off the principle bedroom.
. Daughter Sydney plays with friends in Siegal’s prototype for a prefab playhouse.
Shadows of the pergola at rear yard patio
Swimming pool at rear yard

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.