81 Outdoor Decking Patio, Porch, Deck Back Yard Design Photos And Ideas

Three-quarters of a century after it was built, a beach home in Saltaire, New York, was elevated eight feet and enlarged by adding a new second story. Its cedar shingles were given a Cabot gray stain.
Alfresco
Deck overlooking Little Round Bay
Constructed predominantly with locally quarried stone, steel, poured concrete floors and a turf roof, the horizontal outline of the property harmonizes beautifully with its rugged natural surroundings. The house also has an outdoor terrace with a pool and fireplace, where you can enjoy a cup of tea and take in plenty of fresh air.sd
Inspiring views can be had from every angle on the terrace.
The curvilinear lines and caned wicker seats of the Arlington collection reference British colonial style. Man-made wicker offers an authentic caned look with all the benefits of a modern material.
The customized yurt, attached hut, and porch are perched atop Refugio Mountain for stunning views.
The villa's location is just a stone's throw from the sea.
The exterior deck gracefully meanders its way around the rock formations.
The dark-stained exterior cladding stands in contrast to the light wood decking and warm interiors.
An interior courtyard.
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.
An overhead view of the extension.
The patio area floor is finished with a dark-stained decking, surrounding and contrasting the pale-colored plywood.
A spacious outdoor deck with a path that leads down to the lake.
Case Inlet Retreat
Oriented to absorb the afternoon sun, floor-to-ceiling doors comprise two-thirds of the home’s west-facing walls, which open to an elevated deck overlooking Island Bay. Combined with extra-thick building insulation, this passive element provides sufficient heating for the home, even during winter months—a true feat given the region’s cold seasonal winds.
Preservation Props

Since the house is in a historic district, Beebe and Skidmore’s interventions were constrained by local guidelines, including a stipulation that the walls of the addition couldn’t line up with the walls of the existing house. They bumped the walls in by five feet on either side and painted the addition, clad in siding from Capital Lumber, 

a color complementary to the original building’s deep, bright blue. “A guy from Boise’s preservation office came by and said, ‘This is a perfect example of how we’d like people 

to build additions,’” says Dana. “We were pretty proud of that.”

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Aranzazu House - Besonías Almeida arquitectos
Aranzazu House - Besonías Almeida arquitectos
Architect: YAMAMAR Design, Location: San Francisco, California
Torcuato House Pavilion - Besonías Almeida arquitectos
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.
From there, a private walkway runs to the shore.
Having a strong outdoor element was also important.  A 32-foot-wide Solar Innovations sliding door connects the kitchen  to a deck and pool.
Exterior with infinity pool-VILLA CP
The windows are by Jeld-Wen, and the metal roof is by Galvalume. “I feel lucky to contribute to the architectural diversity in the neighborhood with something truly of this moment that got built despite the odds,” says Marsha.
Makai’s structural steel components were designed by Mark Donofrio and affixed to the lava at four points. “Because of the angle of the lava, it’s asymmetrical,” says Moore.

Maui, Hawaii
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Swimming pool at rear yard
The custom built spa was a must have for the homeowners, and features a concealed solar cover beneath the deck boards. It was raised to offer the dramatic view of downtown San Francisco and the East Bay Hills beyond. The interior of the spa is integral color plaster with a Quartzite slab liner at the water line. The sunken conversation pit lies next to the spa and features radiant tubes imbedded in its cantilevered concrete seat.
The viewing deck overlooks a canyon that's also home to beaver, moose, elk, deer, and bobcats.
The sun has just set on this view of the Wasatch Mountain Range.
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.
Rear wall of courtyard
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.

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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