56 Outdoor Large Patio, Porch, Deck Side Yard Design Photos And Ideas

The wraparound deck enhances the homes' indoor/outdoor lifestyle.
The barbeque area sits just off the kitchen and features built-in seating.
The terrace by the pool is a great spot to watch the sunset.
This transverse volume projects in an east-west direction out toward the sea. It includes a 23-foot cantilever that contains a gorgeous outdoor pool overlooking the ocean.
The staircase and ramp serve as vertical circulation, connecting the base and access levels.
The entrance passageway that leads to both the family room and bedrooms.
Located on the western Danish coast within walking distance of the North Sea, this home was designed by Soren Sarup to integrate elements of the surrounding landscape and to highlight natural, contemporary beauty. The interior fuses clean-lined simplicity, an abundance of wood surfaces, and a restrained mix of Danish-modern and vintage furniture to create a visually stimulating yet relaxing environment that extends between indoor and outdoor living spaces.
The homeowners of the Hilltop house spent time studying the wind and sun movements along their Niagara Escarpment property so that, when it came time to build, they could capitalize on the natural movement of the light and air in the design of their home.
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The expansive decks and patios enable indoor/outdoor living and easy entertaining.
The floors and decking are all made from long-lasting, rot-resistant ipe wood.
The west patio opens up to a grass area that can be enjoyed by many.
The expansive Northern Californian landscape seamlessly enters the home.
A pool and outdoor lounge area that's shaded by trees.
The indoor-outdoor feel of the house is intensified by the three primary views – of the river, towards the forested entry path, and to the sky – that can be enjoyed from within.
The livig areas open to the central courtyard.
The courtyard pool.
The home wraps around a protected courtyard
The sliding glass doors connect the interiors to the outdoor terraces and pool.
Viewing Decks and Infinity Pool
The courtyard in the center of the compound opens with a lovely lap pool.
The living area opens to an expansive outdoor deck that frames river views.
The pool area.
An original 1957 California Ranch by Kemper/Nomland has been painted black and transformed into a pool/guest house.
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 large outdoor terraces make the outdoors a major part of the house's design.
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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 deck looks out over a forested section of land.
The passageway leads out to a raised terrace at the back of the plot.
A double-height, gable-shaped passageway  on the northern section of the house.
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Photo by Ian Allen
The Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, features a solar hemicycle footprint. Image courtesy of Wright Auction House.
The east-facing facade opens to an outdoor deck, which is furnished with lounge chairs by Loll Designs.
A rough board-formed concrete wall hems in the courtyard garden creating an organic looking transition to the wild scrub oak beyond.
When it's retractable glass wall are open, the all-season room becomes a breezeway from the courtyard to the view of the mountains beyond.
With operable, overhead glass walls the all-season room is the perfect place to watch summer and winter storms roll by.
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
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Woody35's distinct shape makes it stand out from its surroundings despite the modest size of the building.
The home is located in the town of Fruita, Colorado, which is popular for its varied and extensive mountain bike trails.
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.