zones that seamlessly connect.
blue stone countertops in the outdoor kitchen are ideal for meal
Under the soaring
canopy of a custom pergola is an outdoor kitchen, where Dad can flex his
grillmaster talents. The commercial-grade grill is built into a stone
base topped with slabs of natural blue stone.
shade structure constructed from rough-cut cedar that extends off the
outdoor kitchen screens a casual seating area, where family and friends
come together around a natural gas fire pit. A double swing that hangs
from the pergola is perfect for lazy Sunday mornings and doubles as the
best seat in the house when the big screen goes up for family movie
distinctive shade structure constructed from rough-cut cedar
screens a casual seating area, complete with a natural gas fire
pit, double swing and wicker rockers.
The original patio
space, flanked with flower beds, has been transformed into an elegant
dining space ideal for entertaining.
new patio space into the existing landscape was the biggest challenge,
says Schraufnagel. The homeowners also requested that certain views from
inside the home not be blocked by the new patio structures.
want it to feel like it was an afterthought," he says.
incorporated the same clay pavers in the patio addition and matched the
veneer on the outdoor countertops to the homeís exterior veneer for an
outdoor living space that feels like a natural extension of the home. M