With breathtaking panoramas in every direction, this Illinois country patio has been created as an outdoor area to appreciate the beauty and scale of its environment. Surrounded by tree groves and pasture, the stone patio is chic and rustic, adding complementary country charm to the expansive estate. The gorgeous pergola rises above the flat acreage, inviting guests to sonder and pause in the shade and rustling breeze. A grand stone fireplace adds character and wisdom from nightly discussions by the fire, while a matching stone grill island provides the tastes and smells of afternoon barbecues with family and friends. This entire outdoor space is a homeowner’s dream that has been brilliantly curated by IBC Landscape Supply.
The grill island and fireplace use the same matching stone as the pergola footings that accentuates the warmth of the wooden structure. A built-in stainless steel grill from Summerset Grills is perfectly centered in the island with a matching storage cabinet below and symmetrical stone countertops for prep space. Dark stone accents are used to add depth and intonation with subtle mastery. Outdoor furniture invites guests to linger by the fire, enjoy a freshly grilled meal, or relax the afternoon away watching the cloudscapes. Either way, outdoor living is about designing a space that harmonizes with the landscape so that it can be enjoyed and experienced with friends and family. Making memories is what really counts in life, and this Illinois home is a serene hideaway in a modern world.