Backyard Haven With Outdoor Living Room

This Backyard space, designed by Joseph Richardson, is a peaceful retreat perfect for entertaining. The patio, complete with a stone fireplace and plenty of seating, backs up to a wooded area that makes this space a relaxing getaway.  

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Neutral Modern Home Exterior With Wood Accent Panel, Small Balcony, Patio Outdoor Living Room and Open Backyard

The smooth neutral exterior design of this home is given a two-tone effect with an accent wood panel on the upper half of the house. Meeting the wood panel in the center of the wall is a small balcony. On the ground, a patio space creates a base for a cozy outdoor living room complete with fireplace. From the patio the space transitions to the open, bright backyard.

Modern Home Exterior With Outdoor Stone Fireplace and Chimney, Patio Living Room and Concrete Tile Stepping Stone Walkway

Concrete stepping stones laid in a rock bed create a simple and textural walkway up the side of the home and yard. Mulched garden sections add natural decorations and levels of plant life beside the crisp, cut uniform yard. An outdoor living room is situated on the patio complete with stone fireplace and chimney.

Modern Home Backyard With Decorative Planted Areas and Landscape Lighting Separating Patio Sections from the Yard

Lovely, organized planted sections create a natural separation between the patio area and the backyard at this home. As the light dims, landscape lighting highlights the small trees for a subtle and functional accent.

Modern Backyard Patio With Sharp, Smooth Steps, Long, Separated Stepping Stones, and Outdoor Dining Area With Blue Accents

Each section of this patio offers a new texture to the design. Glass doors open from the home open on to a smooth, stained wood deck with steps descending to the yard. Long, rectangular stepping stones are separated by uniform rows grass and create the feel of movement from the deck to the outdoor dining patio. Light neutral stone flooring compliments the neutral tone of the home exterior while a blue table umbrella adds a bold pop of color.

Two-Tone Exterior Design With OUtdoor Living Room Patio and Stone Fireplace

The combination of a wood section and neutral exterior walls on the home is echoed by the two-toned patio design featuring a wood section and a stone section. The stone flooring marks out the perimeter for an outdoor living room with wicker sofa and chair and a stone wood burning fireplace with chimney.

Evening View of Descending Driveway With Garden Border Leading to Three Car Garage

The driveway descends down the yard with separated concrete tracks then meets at a large turnaround space and three car garage. The evening lighting highlights landscape lighting shining up in the small planted trees and the bright glow of the garage mounted lanterns. Ornamental grass and small plants provide natural decoration for the drive.

Lower Driveway View of Boulder Retaining Structure With Mulched Planter Section in Modern Home Backyard

The driveway of this modern home runs beside the backyard. As you turn into the yard you pass the boulder retaining wall creating a solid separation between the lawn to the driveway. A mulch section provides space for natural decoration from small plants bordering the retaining wall.

Boulder Steps Leading from Backyard to Concrete Walkway With Boulder Surrounded Mulched Planter Areas

The natural rock texture of the boulder steps and planter retaining boulders brings a great, rough texture to this backyard. The stones transition the space from the lawn and melt into the concrete walkway. Small mulched sections create a space for gardening to add natural decoration.

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