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Outdoor Kitchen Portfolio: Parasoleil

Outdoor Kitchen Portfolio: Parasoleil

This residential outdoor kitchen project in the Kansas City area features 32-ounce copper in the Mission pattern. The project was designed and installed by Reed Dillon & Associates – Landscape Architecture and Construction, based out of Lawrence, Kan. Based in Boulder, Colo., Parasoleil designs and manufactures custom shade panels and architectural screens used to filter light and create cooling shade by drawing heat through the cut-out perforations in the metal. Parasoleil panels are made in powder-coated aluminum, copper, steel, wood, and … Continue reading

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Outdoor Kitchen Portfolio: Danver

Outdoor Kitchen Portfolio: Danver

The owners of this Woodbridge, Conn., residential outdoor kitchen enjoy cooking, entertaining, and spending time outdoors. To accommodate these requirements, a tiered outdoor living area was created. The kitchen features a Solaire grill with infrared burners, a Saffire ceramic smoker/grill, and an Alfresco versa burner for crab, lobster, and seafood boils, and preparing a multitude of “stock pot” meals in which high heat is required. The power burner, which transforms into a griddle using a thick stainless plate, can also … Continue reading

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Kitchen Portfolio: Coverall Stone Inc.

Kitchen Portfolio: Coverall Stone Inc.

Located in the Seattle area, the keynote feature of this residential outdoor kitchen is the four-inch thick basalt slabs, polished top with a natural crust front edge. “Basalt is a dense volcanic stone. The crust is usually a rusty red and the interior is a pure black, says Jon Cook of Coverall Stone Inc. “When polished, the basalt is a beautiful deep black that contracts the reddish crust color. By exposing this, the slabs are ideal in outdoor application, rustic, … Continue reading

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Kitchen Portfolio: Bledsoe Construction

Kitchen Portfolio: Bledsoe Construction

Located in Sibley, Mo., this 30 feet by 40 feet outdoor kitchen boasts a 30-foot granite bar. Product was provided by Cripple Creek Rock and Landscaping Materials. Flooring was laid by local stone masons who custom cut each slab of Indian Sunset Flagstone. The cabinets are Brazilian Cherry with hand worked stain glass inlay. The space includes a roaring fireplace, accompanied by two flatscreen tvs at each end. Viking appliances include full size stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, trash compactor, wine … Continue reading

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Lotus In Motion

The Specs Location: Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden, Vancouver, British Columbia Artist: Gordon Halloran (www.gordonhalloran.com) Amenities: Halloran’s free-floating watercolor installations, “Lotus In Motion,” grace gardens such as this one in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Halloran has also collaborated with French designer Eliane Cumet on an exhibition of Lotus en Mouvement for Jardinsjardin, a celebration of design, garden and exterior spaces held at the Tuilieres Garden outside the Louvre in Paris May 31-June 3, 2012. (www.jardinsjardin.com) Cumet was a longtime director of PRO … Continue reading

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