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Side Yard Design Ideas

Deephaven Craftsman
Deephaven Craftsman
David Heide Design StudioDavid Heide Design Studio
An outdoor sink makes garden cleanup easy. Architecture & Interior Design: David Heide Design Studio Photos: Susan Gilmore
This is an example of a large craftsman brick side porch design in Minneapolis with a roof extension.
Belmont Residence
Belmont Residence
David Berarducci Landscape ArchitectureDavid Berarducci Landscape Architecture
This is an example of a large transitional full sun side yard gravel landscaping in Boston.
Modern Deck Rail
Modern Deck Rail
Brookfield StairsBrookfield Stairs
Photographed By: David Deviou (DMD)
Example of a small minimalist side yard deck design in Seattle with no cover
paint roller
Browse By Color
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Woods Hole Residence
Woods Hole Residence
KISTLER & KNAPP BUILDERSKISTLER & KNAPP BUILDERS
Inspiration for a mid-sized coastal side yard outdoor patio shower remodel in Other with no cover
The Shop
The Shop
Signature DecksSignature Decks
Inspiration for a mid-sized modern side yard deck skirting remodel in Other with a roof extension
South African Style in Woodside
South African Style in Woodside
Gardenart GroupGardenart Group
The side walkway to the pool passes through native Mulenbergia Rigens, or deer grass. photo- Marion Brenner
Photo of a huge mediterranean side yard stone garden path in San Francisco.
Bozeman Farmhouse
Bozeman Farmhouse
North Fork Builders of Montana, Inc.North Fork Builders of Montana, Inc.
Locati Architects, LongViews Studio
Deck - mid-sized farmhouse side yard deck idea in Other with a fire pit and a roof extension
Horizontal boards cedar fences
Horizontal boards cedar fences
Dream Fence by Fensu Inc.Dream Fence by Fensu Inc.
Design ideas for a large modern side yard landscaping in Boston.
Leucadia Mid Century
Leucadia Mid Century
DZN PartnersDZN Partners
PixelProFoto
Inspiration for a large 1960s side yard concrete patio remodel in San Diego with a pergola
Projects
Projects
RDM ArchitectureRDM Architecture
This garden path was created next to the new master bedroom addition we designed as part of the Orr Residence renovation. The curving limestone paver path is defined by the plantings. RDM and the client selected plantings that are very happy in the shade as this part of the yard gets very little direct sunlight. Check out the rest of the Orr Residence photos as this project was all about outdoor living! This photo was one of the most popular "Design" images on Houzz in 2012 - http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/1435436/thumbs/pt=fdc1686efe3dfb19657036963f01ae47/Houzz--Best-of-Remodeling-2012---Landscapes - and added to over 11,000 Ideabooks
James Island
James Island
Structures Building CompanyStructures Building Company
Beach style porch idea in Charleston with a roof extension
License to Chill
License to Chill
Craig Reynolds Landscape ArchitectureCraig Reynolds Landscape Architecture
Tamara Alvarez
Pool - large tropical side yard stone and kidney-shaped pool idea in Miami
Contemporary Landscape and Pool Lap Design
Contemporary Landscape and Pool Lap Design
Exterior Worlds Landscaping & DesignExterior Worlds Landscaping & Design
A family in West University contacted us to design a contemporary Houston landscape for them. They live on a double lot, which is large for that neighborhood. They had built a custom home on the property, and they wanted a unique indoor-outdoor living experience that integrated a modern pool into the aesthetic of their home interior. This was made possible by the design of the home itself. The living room can be fully opened to the yard by sliding glass doors. The pool we built is actually a lap swimming pool that measures a full 65 feet in length. Not only is this pool unique in size and design, but it is also unique in how it ties into the home. The patio literally connects the living room to the edge of the water. There is no coping, so you can literally walk across the patio into the water and start your swim in the heated, lighted interior of the pool. Even for guests who do not swim, the proximity of the water to the living room makes the entire pool-patio layout part of the exterior design. This is a common theme in modern pool design. The patio is also notable because it is constructed from stones that fit so tightly together the joints seem to disappear. Although the linear edges of the stones are faintly visible, the surface is one contiguous whole whose linear seamlessness supports both the linearity of the home and the lengthwise expanse of the pool. While the patio design is strictly linear to tie the form of the home to that of the pool, our modern pool is decorated with a running bond pattern of tile work. Running bond is a design pattern that uses staggered stone, brick, or tile layouts to create something of a linear puzzle board effect that captures the eye. We created this pattern to compliment the brick work of the home exterior wall, thus aesthetically tying fine details of the pool to home architecture. At the opposite end of the pool, we built a fountain into the side of the home's perimeter wall. The fountain head is actually square, mirroring the bricks in the wall. Unlike a typical fountain, the water here pours out in a horizontal plane which even more reinforces the theme of the quadrilateral geometry and linear movement of the modern pool. We decorated the front of the home with a custom garden consisting of small ground cover plant species. We had to be very cautious around the trees due to West U’s strict tree preservation policies. In order to avoid damaging tree roots, we had to avoid digging too deep into the earth. The species used in this garden—Japanese Ardesia, foxtail ferns, and dwarf mondo not only avoid disturbing tree roots, but they are low-growth by nature and highly shade resistant. We also built a gravel driveway that provides natural water drainage and preserves the root zone for trees. Concrete pads cross the driveway to give the homeowners a sure-footing for walking to and from their vehicles.
Frame For A Garden
Frame For A Garden
Garden Structures & MoreGarden Structures & More
P.S. In the photos at the beginning of this tour you will not see this fountain it was added later.
Photo of a small asian partial sun side yard gravel landscaping in Minneapolis for summer.
Spanish Dream in Los Alamos
Spanish Dream in Los Alamos
Elliott & Pohls ConstructionElliott & Pohls Construction
Location: Los Alamos, CA // Type: New Construction -- Photos by Erling Pohls
Large tuscan side porch idea in San Luis Obispo with a pergola
MN Luxury Home Tour
MN Luxury Home Tour
yardscapes Inc.yardscapes Inc.
This 2014 Luxury Home was part of Midwest Home's Tour. David Kopfmann of Yardscapes, was able to lend to the architecture of the home and create some very detailed touches with different styles of stone and plant material. This image is of the side yard, where David used mortared limestone for the fireplace and a concrete paver for the patio. He used plant material to create texture and color. Boulder outcroppings were also used to lend some interest and retaining along the walkway.
Poolside Sophistication
Poolside Sophistication
David Thorne Landscape ArchitectDavid Thorne Landscape Architect
Photography by Treve Johnson
Inspiration for a huge transitional side yard stone and rectangular lap hot tub remodel in San Francisco
Sennett Residence
Sennett Residence
Living Stone Design + BuildLiving Stone Design + Build
Inspiration for a mid-sized 1950s side yard patio remodel in Other with no cover
Oak Tree Setting With Hillside Views, Landscape Renovation, Northern California
Oak Tree Setting With Hillside Views, Landscape Renovation, Northern California
Dig Your Garden Landscape DesignDig Your Garden Landscape Design
APLD 2021 Silver Award Winning Landscape Design. Galvanized troughs used for vegetables in the side yard. An expansive back yard landscape with several mature oak trees and a stunning Golden Locust tree has been transformed into a welcoming outdoor retreat. The renovations include a wraparound deck, an expansive travertine natural stone patio, stairways and pathways along with concrete retaining walls and column accents with dramatic planters. The pathways meander throughout the landscape... some with travertine stepping stones and gravel and those below the majestic oaks left natural with fallen leaves. Raised vegetable beds and fruit trees occupy some of the sunniest areas of the landscape. A variety of low-water and low-maintenance plants for both sunny and shady areas include several succulents, grasses, CA natives and other site-appropriate Mediterranean plants complimented by a variety of boulders. Dramatic white pots provide architectural accents, filled with succulents and citrus trees. Design, Photos, Drawings © Eileen Kelly, Dig Your Garden Landscape Design

Side Yard Design Ideas

Recent Projects - Contemporary Residential Design
Recent Projects - Contemporary Residential Design
Folia Horticultural + DesignFolia Horticultural + Design
We installed hardscapes, elements and plantings
Inspiration for a contemporary side yard river rock landscaping in Seattle.
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