42 Outdoor Decking Patio, Porch, Deck Hardscapes Design Photos And Ideas

Private courtyard between house and studio
Outdoor shower
Another view of the covered walkway skirting the courtyard and the primary living areas.
Rear wall of courtyard
Sævik compares her house to a contemplative hideout. “It’s very quiet,” she says. “You can concentrate and let thoughts fly.” Her favorite summer pastimes include reading, painting, drawing, yoga, and “just sitting and feeling the forest,” she says.
Translucent floor planks allow light to filter through a skylight in the kitchen below.
The customized yurt, attached hut, and porch are perched atop Refugio Mountain for stunning views.
The exterior of Connect 4L 1,600 sf 3 bed 3 bath 2 story modern prefab.
The exterior deck gracefully meanders its way around the rock formations.
An interior courtyard.
A lounging deck and firepit off the principle bedroom.
The construction was done to make sure that the four areas of the roof — the sundeck, grass hill, play space, and outdoor terrace — all felt like distinct but united areas.
Since the open space is owned by everyone in the building, De Smedt wanted it to feel that way.
A stone foot path and a custom-made undercroft swing-bench were incorporated into the pocket of space between the ground and the floor of the upper volume.
The lower volume is barely visible as one approaches the main northeastern entrance located along the upper volume.
This rustic yurt rental with incredible views near Zion National Park, Utah, can accommodate up to nine guests. For a group of glampers looking for the ultimate Zion experience, this is the place to stay. There are four double beds and three single beds in the yurt.
Architect: YAMAMAR Design, Location: San Francisco, California
The house is also Build it Green Certified, beating the sustainability requirements of Title 24 (guidelines issued by the California Energy Commission Building Energy Efficiency Program) by over 50%. The house’s laundry is hooked up to a grey water irrigation system and its gutters drain rain into barrels for reuse. The concrete also incorporates 25% fly ash.
Front deck and facade
Swimming pool at rear yard
From the viewing deck the iconic ski slopes of Park City can be seen blanketed in the best snow on earth.
Cantilevered deck from Lake Michigan shore beach side.
Evening at Copperwood. The 20-acre lot enjoys visits from deer, eagles, hawk, blue heron, fox, and other wildlife.
The combination of a low concrete wall and built-in bench creates an intimate seating area that acts as an extension to the kitchen and dining room. Another steel trellis above creates an armature for more plants that will fill in and provide shade. The terrace is topped with blue stone and wood screens give the plants a ladder on which to grow.
Wire fox terrier on guard at the raised wood deck and bedroom beyond
Front Exterior
View of the two bays along with the swimming pool.
Clean lines and mass groupings of plants help create a sense of openness and space within a small garden.
Front Exterior
Morning vista
Front Exterior
An extension of the internal circulation of the residence culminates in a dramatic view of Yankee Point Cove and the ocean from the cantilevered end of this boardwalk.
Terrace
Firepit and wire fox terrier with hardscape and landscape to exterior dining terrace at raised deck beyond

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.