22 Outdoor Decomposed Granite Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

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.

Front deck and facade
Patio with gas firepit
Shadows of the trellis at rear yard patio
Swimming pool at rear yard
The house sits on a corner lot, which makes the side yard (shown here) also a front yard. Five-and-a-half-year-old Maya (left) and two-and-a-half-year-old Yumi (right) play on the gravel while Mayuko, David, and Shota sit on the bench.
Canal House along the Arizona Canal in Phoenix, AZ
With a nod to the natural skew of the cliffs nearby, the 

roof creases inward on the edges, with folds called crickets. The design is twofold: 

The lower roof utilizes a number of super-integrated gutters and the upper roof collects rainwater.
Wire fox terrier on guard at the raised wood deck and bedroom beyond
Driveway lanes lead to a rolling gate for everyday parking. A 2 car garage is accessed of the alley in the rear.
"Sol" is a new home in the Willo Historic District in Phoenix. The house is a modern interpretation of the vernacular courtyard style found throughout the southwest.
The front uses common materials to the neighborhood in a new modern way. A recessed front porch walls flare out as if to welcome the community
Cantilevered wood beams angle up towards the growing city skyline. On the left, a sloped area captures the monsoon rainfall and the Mulga Acacia trees will grow to the height of the home over time to provide more shade and privacy.
Each unit in this development is accessed by a pedestrian walkway through a private courtyard. The low, spaced concrete block wall provides a social component to the development
Overall view of the courtyard that extends the livable area of the home
Uptown Row sits less than 1000 feet away from a light rail station in uptown Phoenix. This greyfield development adds 10, 3 story single-family attached homes, each with their own private courtyard and roof deck
An asymmetrical mailbox incorporates mid-century geometry and new building materials into the front approach.
A 10 foot deep cantilevered roof provides consistent shade pool side in the courtyard
Firepit and wire fox terrier with hardscape and landscape to exterior dining terrace at raised deck beyond
Office courtyard
A quiet, sheltered outdoor dining area

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