22 Outdoor Side Yard Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck Large Patio, Porch, Deck Shrubs Design Photos And Ideas

It took less than five months for architect David Hovey Jr. to build this prefab home in Arizona's Paradise Valley, a rectangular pavilion with a shell of laminated glass, a perforated Cor-Ten steel roof, and an indoor courtyard where Hovey Jr.'s family take dips in the Olympic-size swimming pool. Polished concrete floors, Nakashima furniture, and a large black walnut bar are all found indoors.
Sprawling across 2,500 square feet, the dwelling is divided into two zones. The open living areas are housed on the west side, while more private quarters—including a master suite—are sited on the eastern part of the house.
A choice of dining areas, either partially protected or enclosed with glass and light wooden louvers.
The upper level has access to the pool area via an outdoor staircase. The lower level features doors with porthole windows repurposed from one of Rados' company's ships.
The overhaul restored the home's exterior. Note the stepped cornice at the roofline, which had been previously squared off with stucco. The architect and contractor referenced historical photos in order to rebuild it with authenticity. Landscape designers Terremoto then created a defined entrance sequence that includes a custom bench and a concrete fountain.
The modern palapa nestles into the naturally rocky slope. Vegetation is encouraged to grow over the structure.
Much of Roscommon House is single-story. With a total of 5,900 square feet of floor area, its footprint takes up the majority of the lot, so the architects cleverly sowed in green spaces wherever they could.
On-grade access allows the couple to transfer large pieces of art in and out, as well as open up the gallery to visitors while maintaining privacy to the residential spaces above.
The home's elegant post-and-beam construction as seen from the exterior.
The courtyard has a serene sitting area and frames views into the house and straight through to the other side.
Upcountry Maui Cottage and Barn: lanai
In this view, one can see how the curved addition makes space for an outdoor seating area with a fire pit, and eventually meets the clapboard form of the original house.
The west patio opens up to a grass area that can be enjoyed by many.
The expansive Northern Californian landscape seamlessly enters the home.
A rough board-formed concrete wall hems in the courtyard garden creating an organic looking transition to the wild scrub oak beyond.
When it's retractable glass wall are open, the all-season room becomes a breezeway from the courtyard to the view of the mountains beyond.
With operable, overhead glass walls the all-season room is the perfect place to watch summer and winter storms roll by.

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.