Outdoor Oasis: Modern Deck With Mountain Views

Clean lines and minimal decor allow the mountains to be the focus of this modern deck near Ventura, Calif. The owners have plenty of ways to enjoy the view, too; they can swim alongside the dramatic backdrop or head to the sitting area and catch the sunset. The space comes with a fire pit, so everyone can stay nice and cozy.

Photo By: Benjamin Ariff

Photo By: Benjamin Ariff

Photo By: Benjamin Ariff

Photo By: Benjamin Ariff

Photo By: Benjamin Ariff

Photo By: Benjamin Ariff

Photo By: Benjamin Ariff

Photo By: Benjamin Ariff

Photo By: Benjamin Ariff

Photo By: Benjamin Ariff

Southwestern Patio and Mountain View

Patio and pool both open directly to this home's vast mountain panoramas. The quiet, but elegant landscaping is a perfect supporting player to Nature's grandeur.

Southwestern Patio and Pool

The simple landscaping of this home's outdoor space allows the focus to stay on the amazing view of mountains and desert. The patio's hardscaping is a mix of large pavers and gravel with bright, happy succulents for accents.

Pool and Mountain View

A simple row of grasses are like the tasteful footlights for the grand mountain stage beyond.

Contemporary Southwestern Patio With Pavers

Asymmetrical pavers act as a guide, leading the eye out across the patio and pool to the mountains beyond.

Open Gate and Paver Path

Step through the front gate, and a path of concrete pavers leads around to the backyard. Colorful succulents brighten up the corners.

Patio With Fire Pit and Mountain View

The only thing standing between this patio and breathtaking mountain views is a fire pit. Which just makes the whole situation more attractive!

Front Yard With Grasses

This home's sloped front garden is filled with grasses and Agave, a soft, inviting look.

Concrete Patio and Wood Pergola

Thin slivers of gravel break up this patio's large swaths of concrete. For further texture and contrast, designers added a pergola and fencing in warm, reddish wood.

Aloe Vera Plants and Window

Striking in their simplicity (and their combination with the pergola's shadow), aloe vera plants bloom under the kitchen window.

Walkway and Asparagus Ferns

For a border along this side walkway, shade-tolerant Asparagus ferns are a cool choice with tons of texture.

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