99 Outdoor Woodland Design Photos And Ideas

The surrounding forest served as a major design inspiration for the timber-clad home, which is oriented to face views of the trees.
The nine pavilions are perched atop the beautiful, weathered pink granite of the Freycinet Peninsula.
A tub inset in the deck fosters a true retreat experience.
Large windows blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living.
The simple, rectangular massing is broken by large, punched openings.
A series of French doors extends the interior living spaces to the deck and meadow beyond.
The frontyard
The outdoor terrace is oriented to face the lake.
The outdoor terrace features cedar log-end flooring, while the underside of the roof is covered with mirrored panels.
The cabin is intentionally subdued in color and texture, allowing it to recede into the woods and defer to the beauty of the landscape.
Over the years, the transformation of the retreat has respected the special character of the site and integrated the surrounding nature.
In the 1980s, the retreat was made up of three tiny pavilions linked by wooden platforms. By 2003, the pavilions had been connected by a unifying roof, creating a single form grounded onto the hillside and projecting out over the landscape.
Set on 21 acres at the top of the Snoqualmie Valley, the 3,200-square-foot house represents a major lifestyle change for the Maxons, who previously lived in a split-level in a planned subdivision. “When you’re here, you just sit and watch what’s happening outside,” says Lou. “It’s like the Weather Channel. We don’t even need the TV.” Kim adds, “In spring everything explodes.” Cedars, hemlocks, and vine maples shoot up from the fern-covered hillside.
A sheltered outdoor terrace is located near the heart of the home.
The cross-axis bridge is faced with full-height glazing to overlook views of the pond.
The entry foyer, perched on the pond’s west bank, opens to a long glazed walkway elevated above the water that leads to the main living spaces and bedrooms beyond.
The flat roof feature deep overhangs to shield the interior from solar heat gain.
The locations of each structure were carefully staked out early on in the process and chosen for optimal views and minimal site impact.
The three cabins were built by high school students enrolled in a vocational training program.
Lung Hagem Arkitekter said: "The roof is executed in 270mm thick reinforced concrete with 20mm VIP insulation underneath. The concrete itself is water resistant, thus no additional roofing materials are required. As a result, the roof is a smooth white surface creating a dialogue with the rocky landscape, and giving the cabin its distinctive character."
A winding path connects the two south-facing structures.
Large columns and shear walls offer the structural support needed to mitigate minor earthquakes.
Both structures step out to small south-facing terraces.
Finn Lough is located on a 45-acre peninsula.
The structures overlook a large spring-fed swimming pond, rolling pastures, and the mixed northern hardwood forests that make up the property.
A brush fire in 2013 destroyed some 40 buildings in the Casper Mountain forest and charred much of the vegetation.
The western side of the house has a scaffold-like structure for window cleaning.
When you stay in Manshausen, you’ll be suprised to find a hot tub and dam that you can enjoy at your leisure. It holds up to 14 people and leads down to a dam that holds salt water that’s pumped into the contained area to keep it fresh.
Bosjes, South Africa
Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
“The site was beautiful as it is,” architect Eric Tremblay said, and he wanted to build a home that had the least impact on the terrain as possible. The lake can be seen on either side of the house, and natural materials—like the Eramosa limestone coating on the exterior—were a priority during construction.
Dedon’s Hanging Lounger, designed by Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety can be an instant mini-tree house escape. All you need is the tree to hang it from.
The Risom plot, located on the northern portion of the island, is bordered by a low stone wall, an aesthetic element that appears throughout Block Island.
Architect Charlie Lazor designed this peaceful, lakeside prefab in Ontario, Canada with a Japanese-style bathroom, clad in teak, with a matching tub and sink by Bath in Wood.
Western Red Cedar, stained black, gray, and natural, wrap the facades of the Residences.  Roof canopies reach outwards to engage with the homes' setting.  Windows by Sierra Pacific provide incredible views of the surroundings.
A classic VW bus in vintage colors shows both the scale and scope of The Barn and its surrounding scenery.

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.