58 Outdoor Decking Patio, Porch, Deck Side Yard Design Photos And Ideas

The outdoor atrium of Family House Litvínovice is a completely private space that's well-suited for the installation of a hammock, outdoor bath, or shower. A11 designed the home to be an exploration of minimalism and privacy from the outside world.
One of the home's seven bedrooms is just off the courtyard.
A central courtyard features a lily pond.
Over time, the rough-sawn cedar siding and cement panel finishes develop a natural patina, so the exterior of the cabin harmonizes with the colors of the woodlands.
Within the addition are a bathroom, utility room, and storage space.
A collection of low-slung volumes create a series of platforms near the ground, so family members can be close together while still retaining their privacy.
Cedar platforms close to the ground extend beneath the cabin’s broad eaves to create spaces that frame outdoor space.
The repurposed main cabin contains an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area with a Murphy bed to make room for guests. A mudroom and outdoor kitchen help facilitate an indoor/outdoor lifestyle, while a wraparound deck and clerestory windows emphasize the connection.
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.
The orientation of the home captures the sunrise and moonrise over the water.
The prefab's external cladding is corrugated Colorbond in woodland gray; the pergola features natural timber hardwood battens.
Multiple outdoor living spaces and a wraparound deck emphasize indoor/outdoor living.
This view shows how the original house relates to the new addition, which was stepped in to make room for an exterior courtyard.
Outside, a timber pergola shades the garden and the split-stone slate pavers continue outside for a greater sense of connection between inside and out.
The courtyard was created to be a gathering space where all rooms meet.
The center of the home is an open-air atrium with access from multiple rooms.
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The house was designed with five yards, and each level has access to a separate deck or yard, so the owners can enjoy indoor/outdoor Californian living.
View from Southwest @ Dusk
A tub inset in the deck fosters a true retreat experience.
The expansive cantilevered decks let the clients enjoy the view they love from thirty feet above the ground.
Another view of the covered walkway skirting the courtyard and the primary living areas.
The expansive decks and patios enable indoor/outdoor living and easy entertaining.
A second-level terrace overlooks the deck and provides stunning views of the surrounding San Gabriel mountains.
The juxtaposition of old and new architectural forms is best viewed from the courtyard between the garage and playroom. Timber shingles and vertical boarding can be seen on the sun-shading and sub-floor skirt of the villa respectively—these subordinate materials of the historic architecture are given primary roles in the new design.
The patio and pool area are perfect for full integration of indoor/outdoor living.
A shaded lounging area by the pool.
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 slatted pine wood extensions add to the highly transparent nature of the house, while still providing privacy.
A fire pit set into the the decking.
An outdoor grilling area on the side porch.
An interior courtyard.
A lounging deck and firepit off the principle bedroom.
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.
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.
Swimming pool at rear yard
An outdoor shower is concealed in the side yard and features a weathered 
cedar slat enclosure.
Large canopies shade the retreat’s southern elevations, rendering the interior and ipe wood patio comfortable in the Texas heat.
The house rests just below the crest of a gently sloping hilltop and commands powerful views. Its transparency and small size aim to minimize its impact on the land.
Courtyard featuring the Live Oak Tree.  The neutral tones on the homes exterior act as a canvas to nature showing a play of light on the exterior of the home throughout the day
Clean lines and mass groupings of plants help create a sense of openness and space within a small garden.
Backyard elevation
The view at night.

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.