The outdoor kitchen, as seen from the stone walkway the leads to the pool. Round Connecticut fieldstones frame the kitchen which is topped with a contemporary pergola.
An aerial view of the backyard kitchen and bar, and the stone walkway leading down to the custom pool.
The heart of the custom outdoor kitchen is the Lynx grilling station. The pergola has lighting attached, and a fan to keep cool in the summer.
A free-form pool surrounded by mature trees and shrubs including Kousa dogwoods, American dogwoods, Japanese maples, hemlocks, spruces, arborvitae and rhododendron.
At night the pool takes on a different personality, as the landscape lighting adds a simple but dramatic effect.
The fire pit area sits atop an eight-foot stone wall of round Connecticut fieldstone, with a radius couch that extends all the way around, and a sitting wall on the backside for additional guests.
Tasteful lighting highlights some key landscaping features and gives depth to the yard. The path, made from Loredo natural flagging, leads to the inground pool.
Connecticut Outdoor Kitchen Comfort
New Canaan, Connecticut
The front of this property is fully landscaped and accented with lighting throughout to achieve a natural, farmhouse look with boxwoods, dogwood trees, cypress trees and more. Out the back door, there’s a large patio for entertaining that effortlessly transitions from indoors to out, making it feel like one extra large living space. Off to the side, there’s a gas-powered fire pit with built-in seating. Dinner here is prepared in the pergola-covered outdoor kitchen landscaped with hydrangeas, boxwoods, assorted perennials. A free-form pool is tucked away among the greenery in the back of the yard. When the landscape lighting comes on at night, it accents the ornamental trees and shrubs, adding depth and yielding a different angle to the property’s beauty.