105 Outdoor Wood Patio, Porch, Deck Wood Fences, Walls Design Photos And Ideas

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A cantilevered screen porch provides an ideal location for outdoor dining.
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.
The second seating area features furniture from All Modern.
On the entry side, the house is a single-story long gable structure.
Aaron Schiller provided the shou sugi ban louvers that enclose the dining space and create privacy from the entry path.
"The house features two distinct approaches," says Schiller. "The family arrives via a long dirt road to the back side of the house, shaped as a single-story barn. Below the house, guests park in a dirt pull-off and arrive via a long grass path through meadow grasses, entering the house from the south via a wide, glue-laminated exterior stair."
"The most challenging part of the design was fusing the old part of the house with the new addition," says principal architect Alex Terry. The character and architectural integrity of the single-level 1950s ranch house was thoughtfully reconsidered during the addition and remodel. The home’s front porch, typical of the period, was refreshed with Ipe decking and railing.
The textured facade playfully displays light and shadows as the sun moves throughout the day and seasons. The framed breezeway reaches outward to the fjord.
An outdoor swing bed makes the most of sunny, Santa Monica weather.
The unique residence features a 1,500-square-foot deck.
Ravit Dvir Architecture and Design
Ravit Dvir Architecture and Design
The house was designed with five yards, and each level has access to a separate deck or yard, so the owners can enjoy indoor/outdoor Californian living.
“We wanted to ‘cap’ the dwelling with a generous, almost sweeping canopy that would keep the majority of the high sun exposure areas in shade,” says Pande. “We also played with the roof volume to break free from the constraints of a typical ‘box modern’ home.”
“We wanted to ‘cap’ the dwelling with a generous, almost sweeping canopy that would keep the majority of the high sun exposure areas in shade. We also played with the roof volume to break free from the constraints of a typical ‘box modern’ home,” says Pande.
The home's low-maintenance Cor-Ten steel exterior can be easily washed down when needed.
The existing deck was extended to allow access from the master bedroom to rear yard.
This is the terrace which is just off the master bedroom.
"My client’s highest priority was building a pool," says Hannah. "The property had 2 flat acres—rare in this neighborhood—which was ideal for a pool. We were able to do a very simple and modern granite pool with a beautiful contrast of concrete and decking... and still have room in the back yard for a giant vegetable garden."
The 2,466 square foot, two-level home features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.
Exterior wood-burning fireplaces draw original camping elements into the luxury of an enclosed, private cabin.
He devised the pergola to break up the mass of the house and integrate it into the site.
swim spa
Three story rear addition.
Green Roof and Ocean View
Pool
McLean chose artificial turf for the front yard, where Hana Bea and her sister, Pilar, 9, play as Sharen looks on.
The kitchen and dining space from the rear garden at twilight.
Durable fiber-cement HardiePlank clads the rear facade.
Residents can view many forms of wildlife up close from the decked terrace. Spacious enough for a table and chairs, it is the ideal spot to rest and relax.
"There are several trees planted within the deck," Dunin explains. "As they grow, they
will create separate intimate areas and provide additional shading and privacy."
"The homeowners hoped to transform their lot into a unified, beautiful, indoor-outdoor oasis linking their home, yard, and a new backyard shed in a designed experience where every detail would come together to compose the many smaller sub-spaces into an integrated whole," notes the design firm.
Concrete pavers line the new hardscape, which steps up to a deck built of ipe wood. Ipe wood has also been used for the built-in benches and fencing.
A new outdoor deck addition, which meets the local council’s requirements for site coverage, was built in the rear garden.
The light well that allows for sunlight AND an addition above
The rear elevation of the home faces North, taking advantage of natural light via extensive doors and clerestory windows tucked under the eaves.
A series of views unfolds as one moves from the entrance to the rear of the house: first of the northern garden framed by cabinetry, then slivers of sky seen through a strip skylight, followed by views of trees through clerestory windows, and then screened views to the western outdoor areas.
The outdoor swimming pool is just steps from the comfort of the living spaces.
The large, sliding doors pocket into the deep stone walls, completely opening up the living space to the outdoors.
The renovation and two-story extension of this 1880 Adelaide bungalow includes a 23-foot rear lot with a pool.
The couple asked for a “no maintenance, not low maintenance” backyard. However, Shino tends to “Carlsbad's largest public bathroom for cats” (otherwise known as their Japanese-style rock garden) about once a month.

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Rear wall of courtyard
The floors and decking are all made from long-lasting, rot-resistant ipe wood.
The wood deck roof terrace, complete with ample lounge seating, provides astounding views of the city beyond.
Viewing Decks and Infinity Pool
The courtyard allows light to penetrate deep into the room.
The slatted pine wood extensions add to the highly transparent nature of the house, while still providing privacy.

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.