178 Outdoor Small Patio, Porch, Deck Wood Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

Courtyard deck: Guest Bedroom to the left/Dining center/Living Room & Kitchen to the right
A balcony that looks out to the busy port.
Julie and Chris Hill’s home in Austin is built around a pair of massive oak trees, one of which shoots through an ipe deck, past a pair of Loll deck chairs, and into a void in the overhanging roof. “The hole also allows light to penetrate deeper into the house,” notes designer Kevin Alter.
Another angle of the courtyard.
Cedar siding elevates the look of the center courtyard which is a perfect spot for entertaining.
The patio and pool area are perfect for full integration of indoor/outdoor living.
The layout of the three buildings creates a private garden space within the site.
A pergola keeps swimmers cool on hot days.
A pool and sun deck on the eastern side of the plot.
A sundeck by the pool.
When you stay in Manshausen, you’ll be suprised to find a hot tub and dam that you can enjoy at your leisure. It holds up to 14 people and leads down to a dam that holds salt water that’s pumped into the contained area to keep it fresh.
In the summer months, a grapevine in courtyard provides shade.
The courtyard allows light to penetrate deep into the room.
Front facade with firewood stacked beneath new cedar deck
The tent fabric is similar to that used for the Denver International Airport and the San Diego Convention Center. For less temperate climates, Parr is researching translucent insulation.
The front facing side of the container house.
An overhead view of the extension.
Entry at dusk
Entry porch
Roof Deck
Roam Miami Green House
A pebble mosaic and artificial turf divide the yard into zones that never need to be mowed.
Outdoor seating on the  porch.
A “Schof” – a type of closed porch that’s common in the Alpine region of Austria, links the corridor-kitchen to the western side of the house.
Thorsteinsson (above left, standing in doorway) relaxes with his daughter Carmen 

Inga (standing) and friends on the outdoor sleeping pavilion. The platform is surrounded by 

black lava rock, which acts as a deterrent to keep children away from the edge of the second-story deck.
The east patio overlooks to the yaupon holly trees.
A fireplace can be used on the rear patio and in the living room, making it feel like one cohesive space. Ipe planks, the same wood that’s used in the front courtyard, cover the floor.
An eight-foot-high sliding glass door leads to the backyard's ipe deck, ideal for informal gatherings. The bench cushions are custom from Studio Collins Weir and the tables and chairs are from Design Within Reach.
The entrance to this lakefront home is a serene courtyard with plenty of privacy. By removing much of the main floor structure, the main living spaces open to terraces, gardens and sweeping views
The design for the exterior of the house keeps things super simple—a small deck bridges the door with the grassy meadow, but allows the meadow itself to be the focus of the home's outdoor space.
The floorboards are lumberyard “culls” that had turned gray or cracked from being exposed to weather. Meffan had them re-milled into pristine planks with an old-world feel. Contractors typically pass up culls to get to the “good” wood below. Ask at your local home center, and you may be able to get them at a steep discount, or even for free.
The rear of the house features Victorian brick, a modern extension, and Velfac windows. Landscape designer Matthew Wright was inspired by the art of Henri Rousseau when choosing plants to set amid the garden’s Dorset pebbles.
Angled beams are a fixture of the structure, both inside and out. The beams “are an expression of the design, so they’re reinforcing view lines,” Winkelman says, “but they’re also weaving together the different axes of the site."
The Blue Sky prototype house leads a second life as desert getaway for David McAdam and his partner Scott Smith.
Case Inlet Retreat
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.
Marston (on the porch with sons Eddie, left, and George) designed the new brick house to reference outbuildings on the property.
View of front of the house at dusk.
A proposed wall of sliding glass doors morphed into a NanaWall system after the residents were assured the latter was more likely to be approved by the town. When folded back, the panels provide a seamless connection to the deck.
Slotted between the street-side enclosure and the living area is a breezy second-floor terrace. Brise soleil slats shade the interior. Yatabe’s steel fabrication company created the robust, trusslike armature that extends from the house to support the deck and facade.
Glass walls fence in an outdoor deck without obstructing spectacular views of the mountains and valley.
The interior is furnished with contemporary pieces that don’t detract from views of the surrounding valley.
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.

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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