Stephanotis floribunda climbs the pergola and so keeps the dining area below cool and shaded. To the right, an outdoor kitchen with a grill and bar ensures that the owners and their guests are never without refreshments.
Credits: Architecture: Koffka/Phakos Design; Landscape Contractor: New View Landscape; Pool/spa and Masonry: Darin Marten Construction; Metal Work: Salvador Delgado
Warm, sand-colored stones stretch from the living area to the open kitchen, making the two spaces feel cohesive. With a wood-burning pizza oven and stainless grill at their fingertips, the owners will have no problem entertaining visitors.
The placement of the bar helps keep the conversation flowing while cooking. The homeowners and guests can dine on the glass-top table or in the lounge area. The arched doorway connects to family room for easy access. Inspired by the vaulted ceilings, designer Bea Pila added handmade copper lanterns to cast off a warm and comfortable ambience.
Thanks to its open siding and large cut outs, this outdoor kitchen also enjoys cool breezes and views of the nearby fire pit. A TV opposite the island ensures that everyone can catch the big game, too.
Five barstools give guests a front row seat to watch the chef prep dinner. At the same time, an expansive stone-clad counter makes plenty of room for glasses, plates and other essentials of the evening.
A vaulted ceiling comprised of smooth wood panels makes an eye-catching addition to this outdoor kitchen. Meanwhile, recessed lighting and industrial pendants keep the space bright from morning to night.
Neutral brick and barn-like cabinet doors create the perfect foundation for a country design in this outdoor kitchen. A polished wood covering adds contrast against the natural textures. A hanging fan keeps the space cool on hot summer nights, and recessed lighting illuminates the space at night.