51 Outdoor Boulders Design Photos And Ideas

The bocce court sits between the master bedroom patio and an outdoor dining area featuring Jean-Marie Massaud’s Seashell chairs from Dedon. To bring in natural light while limiting direct exposure, the couple designed a horizontal window for  the music room.
A strolling garden and a pond with a waterfall have already been brought back
The 2,300-square-foot home’s overhangs shelter its porches.
A Japanese-style Bamboo water fountain sits in the driveway.
Uncovered paths lead straight down into the forest.
To avoid the typical white barn form found throughout Napa Valley, Fernandez turned to the rustic architectural traditions of western mining communities for inspiration.
Cedar planks on the exterior walls are dyed black, and on the indoor walls, these cedar planks are dyed white.
Another Krisel-designed property, this restored midcentury modern built by the Alexander Construction Co. in 1959 has vaulted tongue and groove ceilings and porcelain tile floors, and is furnished with classic designers from Warren Platner, George Nelson and the Eames, and vintage midcentury abstract paintings.
A stone path leads from the backyard, up the hillside, and arrives at the streetside entryway. The rhythmic pattern of the concrete garage, as well as the pedestrian walkway, are front and center. The privacy of the living and sleeping areas, seen at the left through floor-to-ceiling windows, are shielded from public view by the hill and the stone wall.
North East corner - The Grill'n Chill zone from mishacks' modular design system.
West Elevation - Private Chill zone from mishacks' modular design system.
The Pierre | Olson Kundig
Also by Korean firm BCHO is Jedong Ranch, a house in Jeju Island in South Korean, with a long staircase that leads down to an underground meditation space.
Woody35's distinct shape makes it stand out from its surroundings despite the modest size of the building.
Southwest View
A lounge space looks onto a calming moss garden and provides the perfect zen setting to relax with a cup of tea.
Looking like a jewel box at dusk, Scott Stafne’s Canti-lever House rests easy in the middle of the Washington woods. With miles of hiking trails, lakes, and waterfalls to explore, Stafne’s property provides almost unlimited opportunity for outdoor adventures. The strong and sturdy house acts as a warm respite from the elements when the weather won’t cooperate, which is often—horizontal rain and whipping winds can be the norm.
Set high on a cliff along the south end of the beach, this residence of three glass-and-copper pavilions offers a mighty reward for conquering the steep ascent.
Project Name: Sabino Canyon Home
Crushed stone paths and native plantings, including cacti, wildflowers, and grasses, encompass the surrounding landscape. “We’re nothing but natural,” says Austin. “The cacti, to me, are like pieces of sculpture, each with their own personality. I even named some.”
21 meter infinity pool on top of the house acts as a roof
Outdoor Spa
Main House Fire Pit
Outside View of Phoenix House
Rear Facade
Infinity House Exterior
The Blue Sky prototype house leads a second life as desert getaway for David McAdam and his partner Scott Smith.
front exterior
Frontenac House - Exterior
Frontenac House - Exterior
A quiet, sheltered outdoor dining area
Living room garden looking west
The Pierre | Olson Kundig
Changing the vehicular approach provides for direct garage access and allows for the drought-tolerant landscaping to contribute to both privacy and an enhanced streetscape.
Studhorse | Olson Kundig

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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