Outdoor Kitchen and Deck

Sunset Serene

An outdoor kitchen and fire bowl on a deck defines the outdoor living space in this home’s back yard. The yard is flat and stretches out to a pond.  Hardcover maximum had been reached. Not even a patio would be allowed.  But the designer worked with city planners and a raised lower deck was approved.

Maximizing the Deck Space

  • Outdoor kitchen contains a grill, side burner, and a cooler
  • Fire bowl sits on natural stone and is plumbed from below with gas lines.

Design Details

  • Deck is made of Ipe (also called Brazilian hardwood) and will last more than 20 years without preservatives.  More importantly, it is a renewable resource.
  • New York Bluestone sits under the fire bowl on the deck.
  • Frost footings support the stone-clad kitchen structures.
  • Kitchen is wrapped in a weathered-edge Chilton & Fond Du Lac mix, matching the exterior stone on the home. Counters are Indiana limestone.

Planning ahead for the next phase – Eventually, the outdoor kitchen, positioned on the deck, will have drop-down screens to enclose the area when necessary. 

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