30 Incredible Sundeck Designs and Patios by Top Designers Worldwide
Welcome to our gallery featuring thirty of the best patios and sundecks collected from our ongoing collaboration with our very talented partners. The above patio is a covered eating and cooking area that extends into a gorgeous pool, designed by Daniel Lomma Design.
You can see more of this home here. The patios in this collection range in style from ultra-modern to very contemporary. Some have beautiful, extensive landscaping with creeks, pools, footbridges and ornamental trees. Others are very minimalist, with small patches of grass, or none at all.
Some of these patios are located just on the verge of a tropical beach–others are perched on the side of an apartment building, overlooking the cityscape. Some are very large, others on the small side. Many have cooking and eating areas in addition to entertaining areas. Most have fireplaces as well.
We hope you’ll enjoy this selection of relaxing, comfortable patios for relaxing and entertaining.
This covered patio has a skylight to keep the space from getting too dark. The patio expands into a dining and outdoor cooking area, and a pool with lounge chairs for sunning. The landscaping is simple, with a few trees and some grass, but the backyard is dominated by the light concrete tiles. Modernity is evident in the simple, clean lines of the furniture. Designed by McClean Designs. See more of this home here.
The L-shaped patio is in natural hardwoods and is connected to the home by two large glass doors. It includes an eating area, a pair of folding circular sofas, and a large in-ground hot tub. The rest of the backyard is landscaped simply, with a few lights around the perimeter. The stone wall transitions into a shorter iron fence that doesn’t disrupt the gorgeous view. Designed by Metropole Architects. See more of this home here.
From the ground level, a closer look at the folding sofas shows that they can be folded in two places, to create a bed, sofa, or a curved sofa to shade your face. From this angle we can also see into the sunroom, which has additional seating, a dining room, and a kitchenette. The upper balcony hangs over a few feet of the patio. Designed by Metropole Architects. See more of this home here.
This simple patio takes nothing away from the beautiful tropical locale. The infinity pool appears to lead out into the ocean, but instead leads to the beach. Large glass windows surround the L-shaped patio. Several different seating arrangements are scattered about the patio. Designed by MM Architects. See more of this home here.
This patio and balcony has a glass railing on one side so as not to obstruct the view. Doors lead to other sections of the house and can be closed off via shutters. The stone tile floor of the patio has varying shades. Lighting embedded in the concrete sides of the patio help to light the space at night. Designed by Denise Macedo Architects. See more of this home here.
This modern patio is enclosed by glass an industrial-style fencing. The ground is covered with sod and a white sofa and armchair sit upon it. The rooftop patio provides an excellent view of the cityscape. The frosted glass windows behind the furniture have swirling vine patterns. Designed by Base Architecture. See more of this home here.
This simple wood patio is between two sections of the home. Part of it is shaded, while the other side is in direct sunlight. A large glass panel on the far side can be blocked off with shades for privacy. A single hanging fern on one side and a large potted plant on the other are the sources of color inside the patio. Large bamboo stalks and moss just peek over the concrete wall.
Here’s the pool under the deck from above by Ong & Ong.
This contemporary and cozy patio comes directly off the master bedroom and has a beautiful fire pit. The fire pit sits in a bowl, inside another tile bowl, inside an enclosure full of river rocks. Two wicker chairs with a side table are arranged in front of it. The patio is covered by a roof supported by stone columns and walled off by short stone walls. Some small landscaping in the corner adds a bit of the outdoors back in. Designed by Angelica Henry Design. See more of this home here.
Glass doors lead out from the living room to the covered patio. The patio has a light beige tile floor, dual ceiling fans to circulate air on a hot summer’s day, and a large, dominating fireplace in stone. A television is hidden behind closed doors above the fireplace. A stone cooking area with a grill connects directly to the fireplace. Designed by Ellen Grasso. See more of this home here.
Another view from the opposite side of the patio shows the dining area with seating for six, fully decked out for a dinner party. The sofa and two chairs next to it provide seating to keep warm by the fireplace. The rest of the fenced-in backyard is just beyond the archways. Designed by Ellen Grasso. See more of this home here.
This covered porch has multiple lighted ceiling fans along the white panel ceiling. Multiple seating arrangements and a bench line the wrap-around porch. An unused fireplace is dressed up with a flower box. Hanging baskets line the porch as well. Designed by Architectural Designs. See more of this home here.
This minimalist patio is mostly white pebbles, with a few sections with landscaping and grass. Oval stepping stones are scattered around the yard. A wooden patio sits partially off to the left. Large glass windows show the interior of the home. Designed by JM Architecture. See more of this home here.
This rustic patio has heavy wood beams supporting a pointed roof. The wood pillars come down into stone bases and a railing surrounds the patio, covered and uncovered. The private backyard is surrounded by birch trees and tall grasses. A staircase leads down to the ground from the left side of the patio. Designed by Locati Architects. See more of this home here.
The beautifully landscaped backyard includes a creek, large rocks, and wildflowers. A concrete patio is covered by a rustic wood shelter with a stone fireplace. Beneath the shelter is a set of armchairs and rocking chairs. Just out from beneath the shelter is a small dining area. Red potted flowers match the red cushions of the seating. Designed by Locati Architects. Photography by Roger Wade Studios. See more of this home here.
Directly exiting from the house, you reach a larger covered patio, again with rustic wooden beams and columns. Cozy, thick cushions on the seats in the dining area are inviting. Just off the patio, over looking the small lake, is a fire pit. The beautiful landscaping along the perimeter draws the eye outward. Designed by Locati Architects. Photography by Roger Wade Studios. See more of this home here.
From near a small stone footbridge, we get an amazing view of the fire pit, hot tub, and swimming pool. We can also see the expanse of the yard and the sheer size of the home. Designed by Locati Architects. Photography by Roger Wade Studios. See more of this home here.
This partially covered patio has the white sofas and coffee table beneath the covered section, and several rolling lounge chairs. The enclosed patio has several bushes in a stone planting bed to bring in some greenery. Designed by JM Architecture. See more of this home here.
A view from above shows the small second-story patio that connects to another just out of the frame. The seating consists of several chairs, a sofa, and a built-in bench. Wall sconces light the space. Designed by KUBE Architecture. See more of this home here.
This simple enclosed patio is minimalist in design, with a small eating area and bar on the far end. On one well is open shelving. Large glass windows show the interior of the home. Extendable canopies are separate and can be extended according to need. Just behind the current view is a seating area with a bench between the shelf pictured here, and a second shelf. Designed by JM Architecture. See more of this home here.
The seating area just off camera from the last picture is covered by one of the extendable canopies. A white Japanese rock garden is off to the right, along with a hot tub. The patio is natural hardwood, which beautifully offsets the white furniture and walls. Designed by JM Architecture. See more of this home here.
This view shows the length of the patio, with the long bench seat between two shelving units. All of the canopies are extended in this view, casting cool shade down on the wood patio. Designed by JM Architecture. See more of this home here.
The concrete and stone patio has a small grill near the concrete fire pit, surrounded by blue wire chairs and a built-in wooden bench that matches the fencing. Off to the left is the dining area, where the chairs match those around the fire pit. The dining area is sheltered. Large outward-folding doors lead into the interior living room. Designed by Coates Design. See more of this home here.
This stone and wood covered sun room has an archway that is blocked by an iron railing, and another that leads into a staircase down to the ground. The stone floor is covered by a large area rug. The exposed wooden beams add a rustic touch. Source: ZillowDigsTM/Listings. See more of this home here.
This patio is off the second floor of this home, and provides a view of the manicured golf course. Metal railings surround the warm tile patio, with plenty of seating and a glass-topped table. The flattened roof hangs slightly over the patio. Large glass windows ensure that the view can be seen from the interior as well. Source: ZillowDigsTM/Listings. See more of this home here.
This sunroom has multiple entrances from the interior. The light hardwood floor is covered with an area rug beneath the wicker dining set and another beneath the main living room area. At the far end is a small sink. On the right is the railing that looks out over the yard. Designed by Crosby Creations. See more of this home here.
This southwest style patio and backyard is luxurious, with archways, columns, and an intricate ironwork door. Plants and small trees in terra cotta pots line the backyard, along the stone wall that fences in the yard. An open fireplace sits at the far end, near the small fountain pool. Rolling lounge chairs can be easily moved in to the covered patio or back out into the sunny yard. Source: ZillowDigsTM/Listings. See more of this home here.
This stately mansion has an equally impressive backyard patio, with a sunken fire pit, multiple covered patios with archways, a balcony, and an incredible pool. The home is also on the water, and a set of stairs lead down to the water. Candle arrangements in holds light the corners of the patio and provide ambiance. Source: ZillowDigsTM/Listings. See more of this home here.
Here we see one of the covered patios visible from the above picture. The spacious patio has an enclosed fireplace, a kitchenette with a bar, and dark wicker furniture and a dining set. Faux vine decorations complement the green countertops. Dark wood in the tray ceiling hides a ceiling fan. Source: ZillowDigsTM/Listings. See more of this home here.
A close up of the seating area shows the two matching sofas with curved backs, the matching chair and side table, and the ornate mantlepiece. Two bench seats with loads of pillows sit beneath large openings. Visible through those are large palm trees. Source: ZillowDigsTM/Listings. See more of this home here.
This enclosed second-story patio has a hot tub and two seating areas. The stone facade of the house continues in the railings surrounding the patio, and in the columns. The home is tucked back into a mountain, so the view from the patio is a breath-taking one. Source: ZillowDigsTM/Listings. See more of this home here.
This home on a rocky coast has a modern sunroom and patio in warm stone and glass panels. Across the bay is a mountain range, which makes for an amazing view. The sunroom can be completely closed off in the event of less than desirable weather. Designed by SAOTA. See more of this home here.
The covered patio has recessed lighting in the wooden ceiling. The multiple materials in the fencing provide visual interest. Part is stone and mortar, part is wood, and part is plaster. A small koi pond sits outside, to the left. The landscaping consists of mostly small ornamental trees, small sections of grass, and bushes in a raised box planter. Designed by Webb Brown & Neaves. See more of this home here.
This two-level patio and balcony is in light wood. The ground level patio has tear-drop shaped wicker seats, a large dining table with room for eight, and a bar area. The wide staircase leads up to the balcony. The stone perimeter around the patio gives way to lush grass. A nice privacy screen of mature trees surrounds the property. Designed by Bates Masi Architects. See more of this home here.
The gray and white patterned floor pops against the white walls and furniture. Black iron gates lead out of the small patio and into the landscaped backyard. Exposed wood beams give the illusion of a ceiling, while letting the sun shine through. Designed by NC Office. See more of this home here.
The backyard patio has a smooth, modern dining area with backless chairs and an outdoor cooking area. A second-floor balcony looks out over the patio, which is covered by the roof. The roof is high enough to still allow the space to feel outdoors. Designed by Daniel Lomma Design. See more of this home here.
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