81 Outdoor Side Yard Large Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

The cap for the fireplace was so massive it had to brought in by helicopter.
The patio space helps connect the home to nature, allowing guests to enjoy a taste of Mediterranean indoor/outdoor living.
The split program separates the main living spaces from the master and guest suites, allowing the outdoors to flow more easily into the home.
Beside reduced construction time, SysHaus provides homeowners with a truly sustainable home that arrives at its site 95-percent ready for assembly.
Through the renovation, the owners wanted to take better advantage of the house’s elevated site, which presents gorgeous views.
A series of French doors extends the interior living spaces to the deck and meadow beyond.
Along the glass sliding doors, a wooden bench extends to the apex of the room to capture stunning views of the rural landscape.
A firewood storage area is located beneath a small bunkroom that is accessible from the terrace via a metal staircase.
A sheltered, exterior corridor protects the main building from the summer sun, and allows the family to walk to the second building without getting wet when it rains.
A Durand Oak tree on one side of the main living area.
The expansive cantilevered decks let the clients enjoy the view they love from thirty feet above the ground.
The infinity pool overlooks stunning views of Mexico and the San Diego skyline and harbor.
Low irrigation plants and minimalistic hardscapes form the serene outdoor space.
A new floor plan opened up the home taking advantage of both the natural lighting and cross-ventilation—minimizing the need for electricity and air-conditioning.
The living area, which is connected to an outdoor terrace, provides ample room for entertaining.
The roof terrace is conceived as a large exterior room, delimited by walls and windows that frame the fantastic views of the Monterrey mountains.
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 greenhouse part of the residence is an extended wooden structure clad from top to bottom in acrylic glass.
This second-floor extension, which is clad in zinc, rises from the rear of the building.
Amenities include a pool with a waterfall and a sunken tennis court.
To obtain a rosy hue, pigments from the local red soil were mixed with plaster.
On the lower level is a fully-glazed living and dining space that leads to an outdoor pool and terrace area.
The wraparound deck enhances the homes' indoor/outdoor lifestyle.
The barbeque area sits just off the kitchen and features built-in seating.
The terrace by the pool is a great spot to watch the sunset.
This transverse volume projects in an east-west direction out toward the sea. It includes a 23-foot cantilever that contains a gorgeous outdoor pool overlooking the ocean.
The staircase and ramp serve as vertical circulation, connecting the base and access levels.
The entrance passageway that leads to both the family room and bedrooms.
Located on the western Danish coast within walking distance of the North Sea, this home was designed by Soren Sarup to integrate elements of the surrounding landscape and to highlight natural, contemporary beauty. The interior fuses clean-lined simplicity, an abundance of wood surfaces, and a restrained mix of Danish-modern and vintage furniture to create a visually stimulating yet relaxing environment that extends between indoor and outdoor living spaces.
The homeowners of the Hilltop house spent time studying the wind and sun movements along their Niagara Escarpment property so that, when it came time to build, they could capitalize on the natural movement of the light and air in the design of their home.
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The expansive decks and patios enable indoor/outdoor living and easy entertaining.
The floors and decking are all made from long-lasting, rot-resistant ipe wood.
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 pool and outdoor lounge area that's shaded by trees.
The indoor-outdoor feel of the house is intensified by the three primary views – of the river, towards the forested entry path, and to the sky – that can be enjoyed from within.
The livig areas open to the central courtyard.
The courtyard pool.
The home wraps around a protected courtyard
The sliding glass doors connect the interiors to the outdoor terraces and pool.
Viewing Decks and Infinity Pool
The courtyard in the center of the compound opens with a lovely lap pool.
The living area opens to an expansive outdoor deck that frames river views.
The pool area.
An original 1957 California Ranch by Kemper/Nomland has been painted black and transformed into a pool/guest house.
The curvilinear lines and caned wicker seats of the Arlington collection reference British colonial style. Man-made wicker offers an authentic caned look with all the benefits of a modern material.
The large outdoor terraces make the outdoors a major part of the house's design.
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The slatted pine wood extensions add to the highly transparent nature of the house, while still providing privacy.
A fire pit set into the the decking.
An outdoor grilling area on the side porch.
The deck looks out over a forested section of land.
The passageway leads out to a raised terrace at the back of the plot.
A double-height, gable-shaped passageway  on the northern section of the house.

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.