Outdoor Design

6 breathtaking Dallas backyards beg for parties (almost) all year long

In Dallas, we are fortunate that we can enjoy our outdoor spaces almost year-round. Even in the summer, a backyard can beat the heat with even hotter design.

Get inspired to transform your backyard into the most popular entertaining space in the neighborhood or your own personal sanctuary with the help of these six gorgeous designs, from our friends at Porch.com.


Completed in the summer of 2013, this modern backyard garden in Highland Park was designed by Harold Leidner Landscape Architects. It features a modern edge swimming pool, concrete terraces, an outdoor shade structure with fireplace and cooking area.

This backyard includes a cabana and outdoor kitchen combo, featuring pendant lighting, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The full masonry stone hearth gas fireplace has a wall-mounted television. Key Residential was the design firm.

Another design from Harold Leidner, this regal English Tudor residence includes a glass tile pool, antique brick, outdoor cabana with dining area and boxwood parterre.

Harold Leidner Landscape Architects designed this modern pool pavilion with an impressive outdoor kitchen and living area, large swimming pool, and private garden, which completes this Dallas home’s expansive backyard.

This Dallas project by Key Residential expanded the outdoor patio and remodeled the outdoor kitchen and living area. A wood-burning fireplace, entertainment center, custom cabinetry, ceiling fans and heaters, and synthetic grass add up to one extravagant backyard.

This outdoor garden retreat, another design from Harold Leidner, holds eclectic seating around a swimming pool and dense greenery. The colorful cushions and upholstery add some whimsy.