The outdoor dining area centers on the built-in grill with custom stonework. Using the same stone around both the grill and fireplace unites the two spaces and adds visual continuity to the overall design.
Designer Scott Cohen of The Green Scene found a craftsman in Mexico that follows the Old World technique of hand carving stonework, and he commissioned four fire torches to display on the pergola's columns. Cohen says he loves to use fire in hardscapes since it creates lighting and a relaxed resort-style ambience.
By creating different levels of patio space, Scenic Landscaping was able to create an upper dining area with a kitchen overlooking the pool. The custom kitchen was built to fit the smaller raised patio space. Using bright appliances and stonework helped it to blend seamlessly into its surroundings.