72 Outdoor Large Patio, Porch, Deck Wood Fences, Walls Design Photos And Ideas

The pergola was removed, the exterior wall opened up, and a new dining room added. The 12-foot-long sliding pocket doors manufactured by Western Window Systems recede all the way into the wall for total indoor/outdoor flow. The new patio received cement tile—the Arc pattern from Clé Tile—its black and white palette coordinating with the new white paint and black window frames of the exterior.
The textured facade playfully displays light and shadows as the sun moves throughout the day and seasons. The framed breezeway reaches outward to the fjord.
The large roof overhang protects the newly added amoeba-shaped patio and fire pit. The house sits on a flat 6,400-square-foot lot.
An outdoor swing bed makes the most of sunny, Santa Monica weather.
The unique residence features a 1,500-square-foot deck.
In homage to the traditions of Richard Neutra and Gregory Ain who built extensively in the area, the form of the 2,600-square-foot house, which includes an outdoor pool, emerged from the concept of building incrementally upward in steps along the slope.
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.
“We wanted to ‘cap’ the dwelling with a generous, almost sweeping canopy that would keep the majority of the high sun exposure areas in shade,” says Pande. “We also played with the roof volume to break free from the constraints of a typical ‘box modern’ home.”
“We wanted to ‘cap’ the dwelling with a generous, almost sweeping canopy that would keep the majority of the high sun exposure areas in shade. We also played with the roof volume to break free from the constraints of a typical ‘box modern’ home,” says Pande.
The architects set the garage and access hall at street level, but embedded the rest of the program 8.5 feet below for better access to the garden.
"The stone wall slightly protrudes above the roofs and highlights the simple forms guided by the plot’s shape," says Elorduy. "The wall draws a series of slopes and counter slopes providing the house with a singular geometry."
Sections of the walls along the south-facing deck are painted bright blue to complement the sauna's pinkish-red door.
The cabin's upper volume cantilevers over a wooden deck.
The courtyard has a serene sitting area and frames views into the house and straight through to the other side.
The newly landscaped yard is virtually maintenance free and features modern concrete hardscapes, as well as wood decking—perfect for alfresco entertaining.
The fenced-in backyard includes outdoor dining and a small green-roofed storage unit.
Jody’s favorite spot is outside on the deck. “I spend most of my time there. We’ve got two braais, and I braai just about every night,” he says, using the Afrikaans word for barbecue. “It’s not about the food for me,” he adds, “It’s about standing around the fire.” The platform sofas were designed by Scott, the dining table is by James Mudge Furniture Studio, and the Hee lounge and dining chairs are by Hay.
He devised the pergola to break up the mass of the house and integrate it into the site.
The spacious backyard.
The south-facing deck leads out to the sauna.
Green Roof and Ocean View
rear of the house from the yard, a 16' wide sliding door opens up the living space
The outdoor space fully enables indoor/outdoor living.
Residents can view many forms of wildlife up close from the decked terrace. Spacious enough for a table and chairs, it is the ideal spot to rest and relax.
"There are several trees planted within the deck," Dunin explains. "As they grow, they
will create separate intimate areas and provide additional shading and privacy."
"The homeowners hoped to transform their lot into a unified, beautiful, indoor-outdoor oasis linking their home, yard, and a new backyard shed in a designed experience where every detail would come together to compose the many smaller sub-spaces into an integrated whole," notes the design firm.
Concrete pavers line the new hardscape, which steps up to a deck built of ipe wood. Ipe wood has also been used for the built-in benches and fencing.
The garden has been prepared with electrical and plumbing services in case they are required for the future installation of a summer house.
The sliding doors open to the marble-paved terrace.
Large windows blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living.
Outdoor Living
A series of views unfolds as one moves from the entrance to the rear of the house: first of the northern garden framed by cabinetry, then slivers of sky seen through a strip skylight, followed by views of trees through clerestory windows, and then screened views to the western outdoor areas.
The outdoor swimming pool is just steps from the comfort of the living spaces.
The large, sliding doors pocket into the deep stone walls, completely opening up the living space to the outdoors.
With assistance from landscape designer Monica Viarengo, the outdoor space has been designed to draw the excitement of the city in toward the home.
All the decade-old trees within and around the existing house were retained.
The couple asked for a “no maintenance, not low maintenance” backyard. However, Shino tends to “Carlsbad's largest public bathroom for cats” (otherwise known as their Japanese-style rock garden) about once a month.

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The floors and decking are all made from long-lasting, rot-resistant ipe wood.
The huge backyard has a newly added "rec room" and multiple entertaining areas.
The vertical Japanese slat details imbue the house with a Japanese, Zen-inspired aesthetic.
Viewing Decks and Infinity Pool
The courtyard in the center of the compound opens with a lovely lap pool.
The kitchen bar counter extends out to the patio, creating a great space for entertaining.
The living area opens to an expansive outdoor deck that frames river views.
An original 1957 California Ranch by Kemper/Nomland has been painted black and transformed into a pool/guest house.
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.
The exterior of Connect 4L 1,600 sf 3 bed 3 bath 2 story modern prefab.

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.