136 Outdoor Large Pools, Tubs, Showers Back Yard Design Photos And Ideas

A view of the villa from the edge of the pool.
The master bedroom's sliding glass doors open up to an outdoor terrace, garden, and the pool.
Paving with a jagged edge connects the living room to the pool in the northeast section.
Outdoor living is enhanced by a professionally landscaped yard on just over half an acre of land. This space also includes an Gunite pool, a mahogany deck patio, and an outdoor dining area.
Wilson used a series of operable wooden screens to mitigate the strong western light.
A full-height wall of glazing connects the poolside elements to the interior living spaces.
Tamara said she wanted to create a house that breathes, is full of light, and surrounded by nature.
A marble plinth filled with sand elevates the house, while also creating drywells to accept stormwater runoff.
The final, layered look of the pool and its surroundings—which mitigates a 30-inch drop from house to guesthouse—was completed in 2008.
The poured concrete foundation is clearly visible when viewing the back of the home.
Complemented by 5,600 square feet of outdoor space, the enclosed passage opens up to a central courtyard with a bocce court and a saltwater lap pool.
Butler Armsden placed the home on a poured-concrete platform, providing expansive views that reveal themselves only after passing through to the central courtyard of the house.
Located on Hawaii’s Big Island, the Lavaflow 1 - Robert Trickey House was designed by San Francisco-based architect, Craig Steely. Captured by architectural photographer Mike Kelley, this home and studio was built on hardened lava from the 1955 Kilauea eruption.
Gregory and Caryn Katz are dwarfed beneath the cantilevered concrete overhang, which houses the bedroom on the upper level. The stackable glass doors that run beneath allow the house to open completely to the yard and swimming pool, soften the severity of the concrete, and blur the boundary between indoors and out.
Dining with a Scandinavian touch: Archi dining chair combined with Carver table.
Behind the home, a glade facing northeast offers a protected outdoor oasis set within the rainforest ridge with a magnesium-filtered, above-ground pool.
The home rests on a 40-acre property in Healdsburg, a quaint town in California's winemaking region.
Like the interior, the exterior massing is a composition of overlapping rectilinear volumes and planes, albeit at a larger scale.
Hitting the right combination of real estate ingredients; view, space, light, and pool, the house fit perfectly in the Casa plan.
The kitchen and living room open to a large pool.
In addition to the beautiful setting, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and swimming pool, and local activities such as golf and surfing.
The rooftop pool and bar lured us back to the hotel. We couldn’t wait to experience more mind-blowing views of the New York surround while laying poolside in the sun. It’s a perch that can’t be beat in terms of the eyeful you get, but the views are so epic they dwarf the already small three-feet-deep plunge pool that seemed to be there mostly for standing in while taking selfies. But our kids swam and splashed in the water while we ordered from the rooftop bar menu—a lobster roll, a hamburger, French fries with tarragon aioli, a Dark and Stormy and more than one glass of Quinn Vins de Pays des Maures Rose.
An outdoor patio where the owners can enjoy some Californian sunshine after a swim.
The back view of 3525 El Lado Drive.
An expansive lap pool.
The expansive grassy lawns features several ponds, fountains, native greenery, and even a tea house.
The outdoor entertaining space includes a shuffleboard court and built-in outdoor seating area complete with a fireplace and barbecue.
The magnificent grounds provide ideal views of LA beyond.
The backyard
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A collection of Miss Petra chairs from Myyour are next to the pool; all lighting for the house is by Skip Yeknik.
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Photo by Tony Luong
According to McCorkell, the l-shaped footprint “[braces] the dwelling from the predominant winter winds from the southeast.” The full-glazed façade faces the north, trapping the angles from the northern sun.

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.