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.
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.
This Tuscan-themed outdoor living space was designed with a gorgeous tan brick and stone fireplace, luxurious wicker furniture seated around a marble coffee table, a skylight for sunny days and an ornate chandelier for romantic evenings.
Designer Tish Mills Kirk used sheer panels to create a sense of intimacy and enhance privacy in this lovely outdoor room off the kitchen. "This is where the family will hang out," says Kirk who defines this space as a kind of outdoor "keeping room."
A striking 17-foot fireplace with backlit LED lighting draws you into this phenomenal space. Not bound by four walls, the indoor-outdoor room has an exotic feel that's accentuated by a network of exposed beams and sweeping views.
Outdoor great room. This fully decked-out outdoor living space that takes what you love about the great room and brings it outside. Food prep and cooking happen close to the house, with a fireplace and an outdoor lounge nearby.
A charming outdoor fireplace is accessed by a stepping stone path, creating a fairy tale-worthy backyard nestled fittingly into the Hollywood hills. Wide French doors allow fluid motion between the home's interior and its outdoor space.
This grand outdoor space was designed with entertaining in mind. Not only does the space include two covered decks, but it also features a spacious patio with two small dining tables, plush outdoor furniture and a gorgeous stone fireplace with stunning metal work details.
Directly off the great room, a spacious lanai offers extended living space for relaxing and entertaining next to the infinity pool and spa. The extraordinary level of hand-craftsmanship throughout the home is second to none. On the patio, strapping columns are full of hand-carved character.
The spacious African-inspired lounge incorporates a thatched roof and smooth adobe walls. The welcoming natural tones and relaxed furnishings create a unique environment for enjoying the surrounding views.