67 Outdoor Stone Patio, Porch, Deck Walkways Design Photos And Ideas

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."
The sand-colored fascia of the roofline allows the palapa to appear more integrated in its environment, as does the stone wall facade, which blends in with the boulders.
"A three-foot platform raises the main floor level from the ground, protecting the house against recurring floods," explains the firm. "This difference of level between the interior and exterior was used to create sloped gardens that work as thermal buffer zones."
Populated by palms, the circular garden occupies the heart of the home.
A limestone partition wall screens the indoor courtyard from the garage.
This view shows how the original house relates to the new addition, which was stepped in to make room for an exterior courtyard.
Outside, a timber pergola shades the garden and the split-stone slate pavers continue outside for a greater sense of connection between inside and out.
In winter, the conservatory is configured to enable solar gain while keeping cold air out.
The entrance showcases the home's clean midcentury lines.
Why build a Passive House? "The obvious answer is low heating and cooling bills, but we find people most appreciate the other benefits, like consistent thermal comfort, sound proofing, and air quality," say the architects.
To improve connectivity to the rear garden, Soup Architects stretched a new ground floor extension across the width of the side to open up the eastern section of the house. A living room further knits the residence with the green space.
The weathering steel exterior pays homage to the owner’s youth, which was spent welding oil tanks.
A grated metal footbridge with hog-wire, guard-rail panels connects the top of the mesa from the west side to the observation deck. Stairs lead to the glazed studio and hunting blind below.
The northern courtyard provides a secondary entry, as well as an outdoor shower.
Outdoor area/balcony
Perspective from the garden in front of the house.
Entrance.
East Elevation Entry Detail
Custom Bioretention Planter (Landscape Architecture by CampionHruby)
The light well that allows for sunlight AND an addition above
The master bedroom's sliding glass doors open up to an outdoor terrace, garden, and the pool.
Damon  Fuhrer Landscapes created a Japanese-inspired garden that incorporated bamboo, moss-covered boulders, and a water feature.
Chong left enough space in the 16-foot-wide backyard for a garden and comfortable dining area.
Homeowner Jay Longtin served as the general contractor and performed the majority of the remodel work, aside from the outdoor floors, concrete, and pool, which were done by Architectural Blue.
The walls are painted the same color as the tin roof finishing, which is made from local Cryptomeria wood.
An open central patio.
The expansive grassy lawns features several ponds, fountains, native greenery, and even a tea house.
A rear view of the narrow house shows how Chong twisted the house’s volumes to bring daylight into each room.
Even in ever-gray and gloomy Seattle, the 24-by-10-foot front window lets in enough light that the couple rarely needs to turn on any lamps inside the house.
Exterior with infinity pool-VILLA CP
Indoor and outdoor entertaining is made simple by the dining room’s sliding glass doors, but the two spaces also share a literal common ground. Lapicida’s tumbled black limestone with white Carrara marble inserts sprawl from the kitchen, past the dining room, and onto the patio.
Beyond a bed of black granite rocks, an entrance is concealed in an alcove in the home’s cedar-and-weathered-steel facade. The windows were manufactured by Duxton Windows & Doors.

East St. Paul, Manitoba
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
'Tree House' - Bamboo Terrace
“Sustainability is very important to us,” lead architect Heather Dubbeldam says. “It is easy to design with passive systems, to use passive sustainable principles to influence the design and layout of the house.” Her team reduced the need for air conditioning and artificial lighting through carefully positioned doors and windows that draw in natural light and breeze. New insulation, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and low-energy lighting also minimize the homeowners’ dependence on utilities.
Overall exterior at dusk
Front facade. FSC radial sawn timber cladding around the entire home will naturally silver with age. The drought-resistant, native garden utilises mulch made from recycled timber pallets.
Rear Yard & Facade

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.