109 Outdoor Large Patio, Porch, Deck Front Yard Design Photos And Ideas

The secondary living space in the service wing completely opens up to the enclosed timber deck through sliding glass doors.
The outdoor fireplace is one of the defining features of the home.
With views of the San Jacinto Mountains, the half-acre lot serves as an idyllic setting for entertaining and relaxing. In addition to the pool, the fenced-in area also includes an outdoor kitchen,  fire pit, and detached guest house.
A three-story mahogany screen partially veils the backyard retreat designed by Flavin Architects for Ed and Kathy Kelly in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Incorporating a renovated garage, it includes both closed and open spaces and a potted rooftop garden. The garage door is by Garaga and the Exotic Red paint is from Benjamin Moore.
The entry gate now functions as the front door to the residence. The front courtyard doubles as the garage. On the left, the gray roof of the veranda flows downward to obscure the functional spaces behind it, including wash rooms and a service room.
The large social space at the center of the home opens out to views of the surrounding trees and the pool.
After: The Front Porch
The central patio acts as an introspection space
The mirrored glass creates a game of reflections between the old and new elements.
"To dress the concrete up a bit, we did a burnished face to expose the aggregate—you get a really nice detail when you see them up close," says designer Robert Sweet. "To add some texture, we randomly rotated the blocks to use their cavities as planters." The row of cacti, aptly called "fence-post cacti," acts as a privacy wall between the entrance and courtyard.
The house is broken up so that the natural site flows through the courtyard, which has a fire pit and a hot tub.
Although the orientation of the site was not ideal as the extension faces south, the strategic location of the addition and high-level kitchen window draws sunlight deep into the space in winter, while the deep window reveals restricts sunlight penetration in the summer months.
The original main house.
The oversized eaves provide protection from the elements and allow one to walk around the entire home in all weathers. Rain chains are used as decorative alternatives to downpipes.
Owner and architect Jurjen van Hulzen—of the Nieuw and Ibiza Interiors—designed the floor plan of Ibiza Campo Loft, which features a big open space on the south side of the building. This main space is connected to a private terrace with views over the valley.
The spacious porch with beadboard detailing overlooks the lawn.
The gabled form of the building is sliced open at the entrance to reveal a deliberately placed tree. This building houses four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchen; the main living spaces are located in the second building.
A natural, stacked-stone fin is the grounding element below the cantilevered bedroom wing.
“We had these incredible live oak trees, and so we built the house around the trees and the view,” says Raike.
The Olmos Park Residence sits in an established neighborhood in San Antonio. Heavy limestone walls screen neighbors on both sides, while the fourth side opens up to a verdant flood basin.
The front entrance to Lion International Kindergarten, heightened by the presence of a climbing wall.
The addition increased the floor area of the single-level house to 2,228 square feet.
Bruce Willis and Emma Heming listed 340 Croton Lake Road for $12,950,000.
The oversized entry door and hardware are by Arcadia.
“We used a sweeping curvature that rises to create an imaginary space detached from the original projection. Because of the limitation of the original height of the old house, and its badly damaged roof, we added two new floors to the original building,” says Zhuang.
The exterior of Connect 4L 1,600 sf 3 bed 3 bath 2 story modern prefab.
The roof is sheathed in asphalt shingles and is complemented by charred timber siding.
A detail of the shadows cast by the Equitone panels.
The building itself integrates into the street and is sensitive to its adjoining dwellings.
The rooftop balcony captures views of the park.
The lot is at the end of a cul-de-sac, very private, and totally unassuming from the front circular driveway entrance.
The firm envisioned the pool as a spot where water floods the stone, "almost in a way of a pond remaining after the turning tides."
inside out - living outdoors
The Ex of In House exterior
861 Lovell Avenue in Mill Valley, California is surrounded by redwood trees and offers that California dream of living an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Sounds of the Cascade Falls stream in from the East, while the afternoon sun floods the courtyard and swimming pool to the West.
The columns are connected with wide, sandblasted glass panels that create a ceiling, which spreads light throughout the interiors during the day, and frames views of the stars at night.
Kellogg spent five years working on the house, and the structure was completed in 1993.
The brick walls of Casa TM were covered in white stucco, a minimalist choice that sets the stage for the pared-back interiors.
The new construction relates with the land in a very spontaneous way, taking advantage of its steep slope, the small stream, and the extraordinary view of the landscape.
The owner wanted a place to relax on weekends with his wife and three young children, and to enjoy his passions: art, architecture, and friends. He also uses the house as a showroom for his products and for business meetings.
In winter, the conservatory is configured to enable solar gain while keeping cold air out.
Two walls of glass frame the atrium, filling the home with natural light and a strong sense of the outdoors.
Glass Facade
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 excavated material has been used to shape the property's exterior features.
Green Roof and Ocean View
Entry walkway leading to the front door and eventually to the grill and down to the pool

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.