Nothing complements good food quite like a nice breeze. Here are 10 kitchens that truly master that indoor-outdoor feel through prime location and exquisite design.
Here, an oversize accordion window by Kolbe Windows & Doors opens the kitchen to the outdoor dining area. A generous island—fronted with chic Kristalia stools—feature countertops in White Princess quartzite from All Natural Stone provides space for casual dining. The homeowners enjoy alfresco dining at the teak table by Viesso, paired with Pacific teak folding chairs by Harbour Outdoor.
To accommodate large family gatherings, architect Dana Webber conceived an outdoor counter and dining area that connect to the kitchen. White Moroccan zellige backsplash tile by Mosaic House in the kitchen stands out against the darker-hued wood. The weathered teak table is from RH; the wall-mounted lights are from Design Within Reach.
The kitchen, appointed with Gregorius Pineo chairs from Holly Hunt, opens to an outdoor space by landscape designer Keith Williams, who covered exterior walls with chalice and confederate jasmine vines. The David Sutherland table, chairs and sofas are flanked by pots of Eugenia plants.
For this modern kitchen, designer Julia Treuel opted for a crisp, monochromatic look that wouldn’t compete with the lush greenery in the backyard. She then installed bifold windows and a servery for a seamless connection to the garden. “Not only is it lovely to have fresh air flowing through this zone, but the house feels larger for it,” says Treuel.
The outdoor dining table from Shed is lined with Caprice chairs from Room & Board sporting red nylon seats. Architect Andrew Mann designed the structure with an alfresco kitchen and a pair of sliding barn doors that conceal a large pantry.