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

Chong left enough space in the 16-foot-wide backyard for a garden and comfortable dining area.
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.
The gabions hold smooth rocks from the nearby San Luis Rey River; a fireplace feature is flanked by benches.
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.
'Tree House' - Bamboo Terrace
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
The main terrace is defined on one edge by a bocce court
Stone terrace steps
An asymmetrical mailbox incorporates mid-century geometry and new building materials into the front approach.
Garden courtyards adjacent to guest rooms

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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