20 Outdoor Large Patio, Porch, Deck Boulders Design Photos And Ideas

A spacious outdoor deck with a path that leads down to the lake.
Owner Dave McAdam started Blue Sky Building Systems, whose steel-frame system easily adapts to sloped lots, before founding Homestead Modern, whose pre-designed homes can be built nearly anywhere for a set price. Above, a shaded patio off the main house enjoys access to a fire pit and a grill.
A section of the roof reaches over a rock outcropping—a detail that visually connects the house to the landscape and offers a handy way to climb up to the roof deck without using a ladder.
The main house on Petra Island sits on the exact site chosed in 1949 by Frank Llyod Wright himself.
North East corner - The Grill'n Chill zone from mishacks' modular design system.
Cedar slats mark the facade of the Worple's lakefront vacation home in Ontario.
Woody35's distinct shape makes it stand out from its surroundings despite the modest size of the building.
Outdoor Spa
Main House Fire Pit
Rear Facade
Changing the vehicular approach provides for direct garage access and allows for the drought-tolerant landscaping to contribute to both privacy and an enhanced streetscape.

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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