19 August, 2020

The Outdoor Living Room: Peek at a Project


The Outdoor Living Room with Fireplace: Peek at a Project
Having a place to gather outdoors with family and friends is ideal. A space that offers all the comforts of an indoor living room, combined with the sound of birds chirping, the sun shining and a soft breeze blowing is even better. Check out the design we’ve been working on for this outdoor living room complete with fireplace!
As part of a larger project, we’ve been partnering with Peterssen Keller Architecture to create a comfortable outdoor living space in the back yard of this new construction home in Edina. These clients saw the original drawings for the outdoor space off of the pool and wanted to explore adding a fireplace to make it more cozy and useable throughout the year.
Since this project is located in Minnesota, when summer is here, you have to take advantage! Good weather cannot be wasted! It’s even better when you can extend enjoyment of the outdoors into Fall and Spring. One feature that makes this easier to do is the outdoor fireplace.
This covered porch area is centered around an impressive stone surround fireplace to allow for gathering outdoors in the colder months. I can imagine how pleasant it would be to sit by the fire watching a football game in the fall. We haven’t designed furniture yet, but the plan is to have comfortable seating pieces cozied up to the fire and a dining table for family meals or buffet style entertaining.
Another tool to extend one’s enjoyment of an outdoor space is to use screens. This outdoor living room will be equipped with Phantom screens, remote controlled retractable screen walls. This protects from pests while still allowing people to enjoy the outdoors. This is especially key at night when the bugs come out!
I don’t know about you, but I think I could move right in!
New Construction Home 3D View Outdoor Fireplace Sketch Design Outdoor fireplace Fireplace Surround Stone Retractable Porch Screens Porch Lighting Plan
Check out our partners for this project, Peterssen Keller Architecture.
Town & Country Fireplaces are some of our favorite gas fireplace models because of the realistic look. Check out their fireplaces here.
Interested in seeing more of our outdoor design projects? Here’s an oldie but goodie.
Or check out this space with retractable windows to create a great connection to the outdoors.
the outdoor living room

Comments on The Outdoor Living Room: Peek at a Project
  1. Leslie Carothers says:

    This looks like such a beautiful project, Lisa. And re: PHANTOM screens. I found out all about them when I was working on a past project. They are a GREAT product and I bet your client will be thrilled with their functionality. I look forward to seeing this project completed!

  2. Janet Lorusso says:

    Dreamy! An outdoor fireplace like this and the screens to make it usable in bug season are a fantasy of mine! Lucky clients! I look forward to seeing this all completed #livingvicariously

  3. Christie says:

    I love the stone you picked for the fireplace surround!! This is going to be such a fantastic outdoor space!

  4. Christina Rodriguez says:

    It’s going to be so pretty!

  5. Denise says:

    Stunning! This fireplace will definitely help create the perfect spot for three season living on the patio!

  6. Sheri Bruneau says:

    Lisa, this is going to be amazing. When we completed our backyard project this year, we also looked at Phantom screens. Our climate is similar to yours so I totally get wanting to get the most out of the summer weather!
    I’m looking forward to seeing how this all turns out.

  7. mitzi beach says:

    I could move right in with you Lisa! These phanton screens are the best addition ever for outdoor spaces. Plus having this beatiful fireplace feature make this outdoor space truly a winner for like you say, 3 seasons.

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