149 Outdoor Rooftop Design Photos And Ideas

An upper-level media room.
Outdoor spaces are incorporated into every level of the house.
To keep the original street-level exterior view, the second-floor addition was set back from the building’s existing façade.
The green roof of the linear home, which is located on the property's highest point, was planted with grass to match the surrounding landscape.
"Paradoxically, it defines the different relationships between the internal and external spaces," explains the firm. "The wall—which is usually a symbol of division and isolation—is, in this project, at times concave and at others convex, embracing the entrance garden and creating transparencies as well as offering protection from the street."
The green roof is accessible via ladder. "This type of insertion on the plot demanded care and attention with the design of the rooftop, which is the fifth facade of the building," adds the architects.
In this aerial photograph, solar panels and skylights can be seen on the green roof.
From the rooftop terrace, there are stunning views of both the ocean and the mountains.
There are two wraparound terraces dotted with quiet spots for lounging in the shade.
The Baltic, one of Common's eight co-living residences spread throughout the New York City-area, is located in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill neighborhood.
A staircase leads up to the second level.
A sleeping area with an ensuite bathroom is located to the left of the stairs.
Creating eco-friendly structures ideal for pop-up stores, holiday homes, and emergency shelters, this lego-like architecture is redefining what a container can be. This current prototype unit has been based on sponsorship by renowned companies that operate in Greece and internationally.
Boasting sweeping downtown views, the roof deck reconciles complex geometry to accommodate a staircase, elevator, and usable social space. A fireplace is surrounded by outdoor seating from Paola Lenti.
A closer look at the rooftop deck.
The hydroponic rooftop garden grows out of volcanic stones. The home is conceived as a giant C-shaped spiral.
The native green roof is irrigated using the Rachio smart sprinkler controller, which is set to an automated water schedule.
Mint's elevated location offers stellar sunset viewing.
Guests have access to their own private rooftop terrace complete with hammocks, greenery, and sail canopies.
From the grass roof patios, the house disappears almost completely, leaving only the landscape, water, and occasional passing orca.
Earning the nickname
A 500-square-foot outdoor space with a grill, a table, and a hammock sits just off the entrance level of the townhouse, offering extra room for dining, relaxing, and entertaining. The corner couch is a custom piece inspired by the large cushions of Moroccan sofas. The Fermob table is paired with Hay Hee dining chairs by Hay.
Lung Hagem Arkitekter said: "The roof is executed in 270mm thick reinforced concrete with 20mm VIP insulation underneath. The concrete itself is water resistant, thus no additional roofing materials are required. As a result, the roof is a smooth white surface creating a dialogue with the rocky landscape, and giving the cabin its distinctive character."
An overhead view of the extension.
Agate Pass Cabin | A porch was added providing an outdoor room with views of Agate Pass | 'Longbranch Chairs' designed by Jim Olson, Olson Kundig.
River-rock ballast was installed around the perimeter of the green roof.
The accessible green roof on the yoga studio provides additional landscape for gardening.
The open plan upper level includes a private rooftop terrace
A private rooftop terrace with a Juliet balcony that looks down at a gallery space on the ground level.
A modern home in Charleston has a roof filled with drought-resistant succulents.
The wood deck roof terrace, complete with ample lounge seating, provides astounding views of the city beyond.
The roof deck features amazing views.
Hidden in the canyon trees, this estate enjoys treetop views from the deck which opens to the living room.
The roof terrace offers an outdoor lounge space, as well as views into the Seattle hills.
Roof Deck
This beach house is sited on a former rice plantation near Playa Guiones.
A plunge pool on the roof of the small building.
The bright silver vehicles may look old school, but they’ve been completely renovated from the inside out for ultimate comfort and style.
A terrace wraps around the perimeter of the unit.
Translucent floor planks allow light to filter through a skylight in the kitchen below.
The custom privacy screen shields unwanted views and places the focus on downtown San Francisco.
Six slightly sunken decks reminiscent of cozy conversation pits have form common outdoor space.
The cantilevered flating Managris wood deck.
The house sits at an elevated position, offering great views of the city.
An organic rooftop garden.
Basket weave pendants from Tower 20 Venice.
A 100-year-old olive tree to brought up to the roof garden with a crane.
A reed and metal pergola structure constructed by PSS Design Cult.
Dimster added new, two-story-tall beams to support the weight of the glass box topping the stair. “We were missing a grand outdoor space—that’s where the roof deck comes into play,” Dimster says.
The secluded terrace is hidden behind the building's pediment.
The construction was done to make sure that the four areas of the roof — the sundeck, grass hill, play space, and outdoor terrace — all felt like distinct but united areas.
Since the open space is owned by everyone in the building, De Smedt wanted it to feel that way.

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.