39 Outdoor Small Patio, Porch, Deck Horizontal Fences, Walls Design Photos And Ideas

The addition of an alfresco tub is perfect for relaxing on starry desert evenings.
The patio and pool area are perfect for full integration of indoor/outdoor living.
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Garden Balcony
A pebble mosaic and artificial turf divide the yard into zones that never need to be mowed.
The modern addition sits on a concrete platform that extends past the house’s envelope, creating welcoming patios on each side. “From any space within the home you are no more than a few steps from one of the outdoor spaces,” Busick says. On the west-facing back porch, Green Kite Chairs by Karim Rashid and a poppy-red hammock offer ideal spots from which to take in the sunset.
You'd never designed for special needs children before the Bancroft residence, how did you interpret the clients' needs?

Jack Hawkins, architect: I would like to say I did tons of research, but I didn't. I went with the parents' lead. I took most of my design cues from them. They're the immediate caregivers, they know their children and about autism. They did all the research and told me what was important.
Smart & Green Ball lamps illuminate the penthouse deck, which is outfitted with low-slung Matrass lounge furniture from Quinze & Milan. All of the exterior spaces are lined in rich garapa hardwood.
Sally Julien and Peter Loforte sit on the porch of the Aqua Lair, their restored 1960s house on Lake Sammamish, near Seattle. The Bertoia chairs and clay lion are from Pacific Galleries.
Swimming pool at rear yard
Underneath the raised deck, a play structure was formed out of vertical grain cedar slats. Punched openings reveal the playfulness, and is topped by a glass guard with button clips and large starphire glass panels. The modeled, integral color stucco carries the industrial feel from the inside to the outside, and the Weatherwood Stain on the cedar finishes this look.
The yard is at the lowest elevation on the property, and was carved out to have a place for the family to play and relax. The turf is by Heavenly Greens. The space features clear heart cedar boards with a reactive stain by Weatherwood Stains.  The 30 foot green wall in implemented in segments and features built in drip irrigation. The mirrored solar reflector, which appears to have just dropped out of planetary orbit,  grabs southern light and reflects it into the home and exterior spaces.
The living room leads to a private outdoor patio. Before the renovation, the slightly below grade area was in plain sight to passersby, as it lays adjacent to the public walkway into the building. This less-than-ideal setup was addressed in the redesign by adding a slatted cedar perimeter fence, along with tall trees and shrubs. Clever hidden doors conceal patio storage under the entry walkway.
Scattershot openings in the single-story home omit a soft glow at dusk.
Private garden with deck
Mediterranean patio with pool. PI House by Munarq. © Adrià Goula.

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The renovation and two-story extension of this 1880 Adelaide bungalow includes a 23-foot rear lot with a pool.
Sitting on the edge of a lake in the Mornington Peninsula, this house by Melbourne-based MA Architects was designed as a series of teak-clad modules with the main living areas in the center and large deck that extends from the living room.
Rahman did her own landscaping in the garden outside her house. The cedar fence was made with planks that were charred and sealed following the ancient Japanese shou sugi ban technique, which is supposed to make the wood resistant to fire, rot, and insects.
coastal midcentury modern // entry + drought-tolerant landscaping
Front Porch: Bronze sculpture by Gail Folwell
The patio is the prefect conector of the old and new architecture
Rear Exterior, Deck
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A 7-foot-tall cedar fence is sheathed on both sides to afford maximum privacy for owner and neighbor.
An asymmetrical mailbox incorporates mid-century geometry and new building materials into the front approach.

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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