Outdoor living is attainable in all shapes and sizes from confined suburban neighborhoods to wide-open plots in the country like this wooded paradise in Central Pennsylvania. These homeowners had the land to spread out and used it to bring a feeling of calm and meditation. Surrounded by groves of trees, large stone tile flooring was used to connect the spaces between the large deck, pool, fire pit, and outdoor kitchen. Besides the perfect combination of modern lines with country textures, the use of wood-textured concrete in the fire pit and island brings a rugged strength and character to the backyard space. Resembling recycled railroad ties, this textured concrete is durable to handle all of the elements and adds a sense of maturity and vigor to the new construction.
The grill island is relatively small compared to the other areas but is smartly fitted with needed appliances and storage. A built-in Summerset Grill and a Large Green Egg balance the island for grilling and smoking to the heart's content. However, the island also houses an abundance of storage in built-in stainless-steel drawers and cabinets, and a refrigerator for cold storage. The handsome wood textured concrete of the island is topped with bluestone countertops for plenty of prep space that matches the fire pit seating area. Crafted with rugged charm and modern flair, this backyard retreat is built to last to be enjoyed for years with family and friends.