Outdoor living is trending and growing across the country, even in Metropolitan centers like Chicago, where real estate is at a premium. Where urban housing lacks yard space, homeowners and developers move upwards, creating exciting rooftop patios to grill, entertain, and enjoy the sun. With an industrial design that matches the architecture and downtown feel, this rooftop provides fresh air, iconic cityscape views, and a sense of vitality. The brick construction of the building's walls creates a bold visual along with the steel-beam pergola and roof gutters. The patio is lined with stone tile flooring that is geometric and neutral. To add warmth and an organic texture, the custom grill island uses dark wood slatting to differentiate and stand out.
The outdoor kitchen uses a single, long island that stretches the length of the brick wall. Plenty of prep and serving space is provided by the black granite countertops that are a sharp contrast to the brighter materials. Centered on the island is a built-in TRL from Summerset Grills for maximum cooking power, gourmet performance, and sleek beauty. The island features a slew of matching stainless steel cabinets and drawers, from a built-in refrigerator to a trash drawer. At the islands' extremes, cupboards with wood slatted doors add more storage without breaking up the warmth of the wood. With high-end materials and components, this rooftop has been transformed into an engaging getaway for spending the day or evening under the stars.