71 Outdoor Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck Horizontal Fences, Walls Design Photos And Ideas

"By using a shou sugi ban facade. we softened the materiality somewhat but pushed the intent further by creating a highly-faceted detail (almost like a latticework) that contrasts with the multi-colored and varied landscape and lakeside setting," Buhler explains.
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The outdoor kitchen features Fire Magic outdoor appliances.
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.
Although the orientation of the site was not ideal as the extension faces south, the strategic location of the addition and high-level kitchen window draws sunlight deep into the space in winter, while the deep window reveals restricts sunlight penetration in the summer months.
The couple added sliding doors so that the deck could become an extension of the living area.
"We spend a lot of time in the backyard all year round. We wanted to take advantage of Los Angeles' weather and have a true indoor/outdoor feel in the house," says Jenn, who is a Hollywood film producer.
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.
The kitchen bar counter extends out to the patio, creating a great space for entertaining.
The surrounding hillside offers beautiful views and miles of hiking trails.
The new outdoor space is perfect for entertaining.
"The house features two distinct approaches," says Schiller. "The family arrives via a long dirt road to the back side of the house, shaped as a single-story barn. Below the house, guests park in a dirt pull-off and arrive via a long grass path through meadow grasses, entering the house from the south via a wide, glue-laminated exterior stair."
Another covered terrace. This roof and pillar is reflected in a cement-colored vitrified ceramic tile named "Memory Mood," which has been supplied by Terra Nova Ceramics.
Thanks to the shutters that form private screens when viewed from the street, the residents can enjoy easy-breezy outdoor dining without having to worry about privacy.
In homage to the traditions of Richard Neutra and Gregory Ain who built extensively in the area, the form of the 2,600-square-foot house, which includes an outdoor pool, emerged from the concept of building incrementally upward in steps along the slope.
Located along the heavy steel back wall, the entry pathway is one of the home's several interstitial spaces designed to reinforce connection with nature. The soffit and wall siding are maibec wood.
The 2,466 square foot, two-level home features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.
The fenced-in backyard includes outdoor dining and a small green-roofed storage unit.
East Elevation
East Elevation Entry Detail
West Elevation
West Elevation @ Dusk
View from Southwest @ Dusk
Custom Bioretention Planter (Landscape Architecture by CampionHruby)
Hana Bea, 6, follows the concrete pavers that lead from the front yard to the side entrance.
The bi-fold glass wall opens up to, and celebrates, the pool house's natural setting.
The light well that allows for sunlight AND an addition above
"There are many silo houses out there, but the purity of the cylinder breaks down when interior execution is does not align," says Christoph Kaiser. "For the interior, I wanted to remain committed to something of the same breadth."
The remote, desert enclave sits just 700 feet from the tallest building in downtown Phoenix.
On the sides of the front folding glass doors are vertical cement board fins that emphasize the street-side corner.
Although the home's historic front facade needed to be preserved, the back of the residence was ripe for a remodel. The architects cladded the exterior in eastern cedar. The wood is offset with large expanses of glass, as well as yellow accents to add a playful atmosphere.
Private garden with deck
Built in 1962, Steel House #4 is one of seven iconic, steel-and-glass prefab homes designed by Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison as part of an affordable solution for the masses. Homeowner Jay Longtin served as the general contractor and performed the majority of the remodel work, aside from the outdoor floors, concrete, and pool, which were done by Architectural Blue.
Another distinct backyard nook.
A patio provides space for al fresco dining.
The huge backyard has a newly added "rec room" and multiple entertaining areas.
The addition of an alfresco tub is perfect for relaxing on starry desert evenings.
Homeowner Jay Longtin served as the general contractor and performed the majority of the remodel work, aside from the outdoor floors, concrete, and pool, which were done by Architectural Blue.
Taking cues from a Japanese-influenced slatted screen applied to the house’s facade, Hufft Projects applied a ring of ipe wood around the perimeter of this outdoor firepit.
At the family home of an Israeli architect, modern and light-filled interiors enliven a brutalist, raw concrete structure.
Located in the city of Ramat HaSharon near Tel Aviv, the home that Pitsou Kedem designed for himself and his family boasts a powerful and striking horizontal form with a low silhouette.
Desert Midcentury Modern Landscape
Shadows of the pergola at rear yard patio
Swimming pool at rear yard
Rear facade, with maximum glazing and balconies to maximize daylight, views and social interaction.
A rough board-formed concrete wall hems in the courtyard garden creating an organic looking transition to the wild scrub oak beyond.
Entry way to a modern, contemporary Key West home.  Clean lines, planting was done with minimal species and in groupings.

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.