Have to put a deck off of the back of the house. Something simples like this perhaps.
Like for front of our house. The steps look similar to our back deck with the angles - Gardening For You
Estate Residence - modern - Exterior - Other Metro - Karen Garlanger Designs, LLC
BACKYARD+DECKS | Rear Backyard Deck
Built-in garden seating inspiration -- http://www.harringtonporter.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Built-in-sofa1-300x224.jpg
Narrow Garden design James Gartside Gardens
retaining wall wooden sleepers - Google Search
Second story, elevated deck designed with angled corners, slim decorative balusters and stone landscaping below.
Roof screen on pergola to front door. Great shadowing effect :)