This year backyard architecture trends are putting emphasis on honest materials such as natural stone and concrete, simple detailing, minimalist design and native planting, with sustainability now forefront. It’s all about taking these ideas then looking at total available space to make everything work cohesively.

‘The biggest shift we’re seeing is an increased connection between the backyard to the rest of the home,’ says Eugene Colberg of New York based Colberg Architecture. ‘The indoor space and outdoor spaces are now more connected. We will also continue to see greater compartmentalization of the backyard and its features. In 2023, the backyard’s parts have specific functions, from eating and dining to food preparation and sports features.’

By Ellie