79 Outdoor Side Yard Small Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

Entry Court
View from Southwest @ Dusk
While Falck built most of the tiny home himself, he hired a local carpenter to build the window frame and door.
Adjacent to the cabin is a spacious deck that is raised above the ground on wooden stilts.
A courtyard in the mid-section of the house draws plenty of light to its center.
"Seen from the lagoon, the result is a memorable composition. Such an unusual form could feel out of place without its references to the distinct local typologies of barns and fruit-packing sheds," says Olmesdahl.
Private balconies provide unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape from each bedroom.
A covered balcony is located off of the bedrooms on the upper floor.
As the screens move throughout the day, the outdoor space can either stay enclosed or upon up to the landscape, further enhancing the seamless connection between indoors and outdoors.
The main living spaces open directly onto a grand exterior patio shaded by wooden screens.
A swing, fashioned from string and driftwood, hangs from the ceiling of new the concrete addition.
Scott has incorporated a bespoke timber and steel staircase next to the terrace to create a sunny core.
The upper floor has been set back at the front to make space for a another terrace with large potted plants.
A tub inset in the deck fosters a true retreat experience.
The interior courtyard of the home faces northeast, looking out over the rolling hills.
The negative space is defined by key vistas.
A deep roof overhang creates a sheltered outdoor patio for enjoying north-facing views of the landscape.
The home is immersed in the surrounding nature.
The private patio can accommodate work or play.
"The border between inside and outside fades because of the perpetuation of the washed concrete flooring, reminiscent of cannon bases. Just like the shutters of the old barn, the sliding facades of the expansion offer the opportunity to seal off the guest complex entirely," explains Vanhoutte.
On the ground floor, the house comprises a series of brick volumes.
By reducing the facade, which faces the strong western sun, the architects could minimize the amount of sunlight entering the building.
Planters have been placed around the pleats to create pockets of sky gardens on the perimeter of the building, with some featuring steps that lead to other outdoor terraces.
The home is organized around a series of four outdoor courtyards.
The veranda on the southwest side of the home is shielded from the elements by the roof. The chairs upholstered in red fabric match the pigmented concrete walls.
"I intended to create futuristic and savage architecture that awakens human animal instincts in which the inside and outside are reversed multiple times," states Hirata.
Openings with pleats are introduced to link the interior and exterior dimensions.
Stacked like building blocks, the cement boxes are housed within a main structure that features complex voids.  The voids then become terraces or spaces where planters are slotted.
A small outdoor patio with precast concrete pavers is placed on the west side of the home to soak up the afternoon sun. The patio connects to a series of trails that lead through the forest and to the beach.
A corner is used as an outdoor terrace.
A heated pool is on the second lot and is surrounded by lush tropical greenery.
The home's sci-fi structure seems to hover over the landscape.
A second-level terrace overlooks the deck and provides stunning views of the surrounding San Gabriel mountains.
A courtyard helps isolate the interior of the house visually and acoustically from its urban surroundings, and provides a large opening on the envelope of the house, where light and shadow play enhance the colors and textures of the building throughout the day.
A terrace sits quietly against the water, not quite indoors and not quite outdoors.
A covered terrace adds to the home's potential for indoor/outdoor living.
Another angle of the courtyard.
Cedar siding elevates the look of the center courtyard which is a perfect spot for entertaining.
The base of the pizza oven is constructed from bricks that were salvaged during the demolition.
The seamless integration of the outdoors is perhaps best sensed via this image. The kitchen opens to a terrace with views straight through to the pool area on the other side allowing for cross-breezes and indoor/outdoor living.
The patio and pool area are perfect for full integration of indoor/outdoor living.
The narrow, elongated pool with a vertical green wall can be seen from inside the apartment.
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A shaded lounging area by the pool.
The courtyards provide the family with private outdoor zones.
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A lounging deck and firepit off the principle bedroom.
An open central patio.

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.