Outdoor

66 Modern Outdoor Kitchen Ideas and Designs

Gorgeous weather, breathtaking views, fresh air spiced with the aroma of garden flowers, and delicious food and drinks shared with friends and family. Sounds like a dream, right? But, really, who can say that diner outside, barbeque party with friends, or elegant wine and cheese sharing with the girls by the pool are not the perfect resting and celebration moments?

Unfortunately if one wishes to prepare an elaborate diner in their yard, one will need a lot of back-and-forth trips to the kitchen for supplies, appliances, and materials. Because let’s face it, even if you have brought all the necessary for your dinner outside, in midst cooking you will discover that a key ingredient is missing (even if it’s only the lid of the pot) – those are Murphy’s laws. So, to spare yourself the hustle of caring back and forth the diner elements when the mood for outdoor meal

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Home that Blur the Line Between Indoors and Outdoor

The clients of The Sanctuary, recent empty-nesters planning ahead to retirement, hoped to downsize and simplify in the design of their new Palo Alto home.

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When the clients purchased the property, an old wooden fence across the front yard and the original house closed off the site from the street. Behind this rough and aged presentation, however, was an urban refuge of lush vegetation throughout the deep lot. This sense of discovery served as the original inspiration for the design of the house and directed both architect and client to its culmination.

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The proximity of the downtown Palo Alto area by foot and bike was fundamental to the clients’ decision to purchase this lot, and their belief in the building to a higher density in an urban setting leads to the inclusion of a second-story apartment. The couple fell in love with the overgrown garden and its obvious potential, approaching

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