40 Outdoor Side Yard Shrubs Stone Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

In a 4,000-person village known for epic windsurfing vacations, Atelier Branco builds a striking courtyard home.
“We wanted to build on the idea of a borrowed view. Because of the layered foliage, everything feels like it’s on our property, but it’s not,” Mark says.
The black front door opens to reveal a courtyard that leads to down to the backyard pool. With an eye to sustainability, the couple replaced the existing concrete with gravel.
"The H-shaped plan and outbuildings create an assemblage of forms that celebrates the site and creates a continuing sense of surprise," Epstein adds.
designed by Estúdio Minke
Concrete stairs lead from the kitchen to the pool area. A peekaboo perforated screen crafted from black metal allows guests to see the activity unfolding inside.
Labrooy draws inspiration from the works of American architectural photographer Julius Schulman for his digitally rendered midcentury landscapes.
Perched on the northwest coast of Mallorca, S'Estaca offers mesmerizing Mediterranean views.
Despite the estate's secluded location in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, the international airport of Palma is just a short drive away.
All of the home's public spaces have access to the central courtyard, allowing a seamless flow for entertaining.
Water features pepper the gardens throughout.
Gardens surround the stone facade for a softening effect.
Expansive glass doors open onto the main courtyard.
Indigenous plantings, suitable for the warm climate, surround the simple massing. The blue sky is a powerful contrast to the white plastered walls.
The atrium and adjacent skylights fill the home with light and fresh air.
The atrium as it connects to the rest of the house.
The central courtyard connects to a raised deck for socializing within easy access to the kitchen.
The exterior masonry remains largely intact. Corsar, who works mostly on commercial projects through his firm MCVI, designed a new wing that forks off the existing structure at a right angle.
An outdoor shower.
The home is elegantly set into its surroundings and overlooks a serene garden patio with a koi pond.
A dynamic walkway bridges a gap above terraced planters.
A limestone partition wall screens the indoor courtyard from the garage.
This view shows how the original house relates to the new addition, which was stepped in to make room for an exterior courtyard.
The courtyard sits in the center of the home and divides it into two wings, separating the family’s private quarters from the guest accommodations.  There are almost no hotel rooms in Stinson Beach, so being able to spend the night is exceptionally special.
The home's elegant post-and-beam construction as seen from the exterior.
The landscaping outside the master bath.
The outdoor terrace is paved with honed basaltina. The teak outdoor sofas arranged around the fire pit are by James Perse.
The spa is positioned to maximize the ocean view, and is sheltered on three sides by bamboo, privacy wall and house.
Stone terrace steps
Office courtyard
A quiet, sheltered outdoor dining area

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.