40 Outdoor Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck Walkways Design Photos And Ideas

All of the plants are native to the area. “I was trying to re-create what I have out my front door, where the park starts,” says Jon, who worked on the landscaping with Jones. “The garden is also super low-impact. I don’t water it at all, and  my kill rate is less than five percent.”
The gabions hold smooth rocks from the nearby San Luis Rey River; a fireplace feature is flanked by benches.
A custom rain-gutter system collects even slight amounts of precipitation in an underground cistern and distributes it to the yard. The Cor-Ten pivoting window is by Brian Linn of Vincent Designs.
Front court walkway
Swimming pool at rear yard
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.
From the interior of the courtyard the blue Uintah Mountains can be seen sprawling along the horizon.
To combat the site’s steep, uneven grade, Boeschenstein staggered a series of ipe decks around the two main volumes of the house. Atticus joins his brother, Bodhi, on the zigzag decks.
An outdoor shower in the lower courtyard includes most of the materials that define the project, including Cor-Ten steel posts, horizontal ipe slats and decking, a custom seat and towel shelf set into a natural boulder, and concrete pavers. The yard includes many elements built for play, like a water feature embedded in a concrete wall that is fed by runoff rainwater collected from the breezeway roof.
In the rear of the house, a new addition extends the living space and adds a roof terrace off the second-floor master bedroom. A garden is accessible through a wall of sliding glass doors with Sapele mahogany frames, set back to control solar gain.
Cantilevered deck from Lake Michigan shore beach side.
Rear yard
Entrance view
North East corner - The Grill'n Chill zone from mishacks' modular design system.
In the back, ferns and other shade-friendly plants thrive beneath the home’s deep overhangs.
Landscape designer Bernard Trainor’s creative use of poured-in-place concrete pavers—such as off the living room, where they break up a low-maintenance lawn of June grass—give the irregularly shaped lot a sense of order. Foxtail ferns and blue chalk sticks, a succulent, lend dashes of color to the entry courtyard, while thyme makes for a fragrant accent between the pavers.
Wire fox terrier on guard at the raised wood deck and bedroom beyond
In their concrete-walled courtyard, Yuka and Aaron watch as twins Emerson and Jasper, daughters Maude and Mirene, and Alfie the dog play. The house is painted in Black Bean Soup by Benjamin Moore, a color in keeping with the period of the original architecture
coastal midcentury modern // entry + drought-tolerant landscaping
Innovative path lighting
Entry Courtyard
A small side patio offers an un-hindered view of open forest.
An asymmetrical mailbox incorporates mid-century geometry and new building materials into the front approach.
Garden courtyards adjacent to guest rooms
Living room garden looking west

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.

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