This small, modern outdoor space creates a focal point around a spinning wicker coffee table that functions perfectly for serving guests. Comfortable outdoor furniture and a fireplace tucked inside a pergola outfitted with floor-to-ceiling curtains add to the inside-while-outside feel.
The covered outdoor kitchen means it’s always a good time to grill even if it’s a typical rainy Pacific Northwest day. An open seating area with roomy Adirondack chairs and coffee table keeps the focus on outdoor living.
Weather is rarely an issue with this covered patio that features a comfy seating area in wicker and a large gas grill with range hood. This space projects an upscale look, but with its brick walls and floor, it is low maintenance and durable, providing for many months of outdoor enjoyment.
The elevated, diagonal ridge beam that projects out on the leading edge of the wooden structure posed a challenge for the design team. Custom steel connections and careful planning made the outdoor layout successful in creating a cozy lounge for the homeowners and their guests to enjoy.
Lush green landscaping surrounds this outdoor dining space with bright green and deep purple hues, creating an enchanting garden space. A small dining set provides space for entertaining just outside a dark teal door and window for a cozy, cafe-style experience.
Fun details fill the house with personality, like the rope swing and fireplace on this covered porch and the round porthole-style window in the nearby library. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
Perfect for family dining or group entertainment, this opulent outdoor space is surrounded by stone hardscaping and lush green ivy landscaping. The elegant wrought iron outdoor dining table has a matching bar stool set for the side stone bar and is complemented by a metal chandelier.
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.