Covered and enclosed on three sides, this outdoor room links to the rest of the home via sliding doors in both the dining and living rooms. When nights get chilly, a pellet stove heater in the corner warms the space.
Inspired by a visit to a Native American pueblo, Jamie Durie designed this circular adobe outdoor room. A traditional drying rack serves as an artistic shade structure over the new outdoor dining area.
Adding a decorative lattice fence accent not only establishes an elegant backdrop, but also brings the space together with form and function. A white scalloped lattice fence with a keyhole gracefully stands in front of feathery evergreens, giving the space definition and creating a focal point. Tip: White was chosen for this setting because it provides a striking contrast to the dark evergreen vegetation, enhancing the visual appeal. Additionally, the same material was repeated for an arched arbor gate that invites you into the space.
Pockets of seating create a sense of coziness in this outdoor room. The cavernous space benefits from the glow of interior lighting while boasting its own outdoor fireplace. A custom light fixture made from perforated metal stars made in Mexico adds regional style and sparkle.
Wood and brick blend with glass and stainless steel to create a party-ready backyard where modern and rustic elements combine. The space blurs the line between indoors and out, with a wood-burning fireplace and a fully functioning kitchen complete with a sink and beer tap.
The living room of this home is sandwiched between an open courtyard and a covered patio with sets of double doors opening to each. The large patio presents endless opportunities for relaxing and entertaining with its fireside seating and outdoor dining table.
Neutral colors and historic details create this romantic, inviting outdoor dining space. The gray arbor frames the adjacent fireplace, creating a focal point. The arbor also provides much-needed refuge from the California sun.
A white fence serves as a back wall to this outdoor living space. An area rug, plants and lots of pillows accessorize the space while dark wood outdoor furniture and a built-in white storage bench provide ample seating.
A board form concrete retaining wall transitions the site grade and creates a pocket facing the lake for an outdoor terrace.
One way to extend the outdoor season here in Vermont is to tuck outdoor spaces into recessed pockets. In this case, the concrete retaining wall provides protection from the wind as well as a solar heat mass to make the terrace warmer than it normally would be.