RIVER RANCH OUTDOOR KITCHEN 18 photos

2012 Winner of the IndDesign Awards, a regional competition honoring excellence in interior design and architecture. Also featured in L Magazine and IndHome.

The clients had an uninviting, overgrown strip of land between their existing homesite and neighboring property. They sought to reclaim the area for a welcoming, functional space for frequent poolside entertaining. The project features a semi-enclosed 550 square feet pergola with 8" western red cedar columns, 12” beams, and tongue and groove ceiling. Eco-friendly composite wood was chosen for the decking, which is built around two mature existing palm trees. Effort was taken to ensure maximum use of the area and provide seamless integration with the existing structure. The design team chose conservatively priced, quality materials that would withstand local climate conditions and last for many years to come.

RIVER RANCH OUTDOOR KITCHEN

Billowing sheer drapery softens the amply appointed seating area, which features outdoor furniture in a neutral palette. A 96 inch sofa and 72 inch loveseat in all-weather wicker and Sunbrella fabric on a large outdoor rug anchor the space, and connect visually to the adjacent cooking and entertaining areas. Wirelessly integrated audio-video equipment allows mobile control of technology, which includes outdoor speakers, television and music system. Remote controlled ceiling fans and dimmable outdoor lighting lend practicality to nighttime ambiance.

RIVER RANCH OUTDOOR KITCHEN

Billowing sheer drapery softens the amply appointed seating area, which features outdoor furniture in a neutral palette. A 96 inch sofa and 72 inch loveseat in all-weather wicker and Sunbrella fabric on a large outdoor rug anchor the space, and connect visually to the adjacent cooking and entertaining areas. Wirelessly integrated audio-video equipment allows mobile control of technology, which includes outdoor speakers, television and music system. Remote controlled ceiling fans and dimmable outdoor lighting lend practicality to nighttime ambiance.

RIVER RANCH OUTDOOR KITCHEN

Billowing sheer drapery softens the amply appointed seating area, which features outdoor furniture in a neutral palette. A 96 inch sofa and 72 inch loveseat in all-weather wicker and Sunbrella fabric on a large outdoor rug anchor the space, and connect visually to the adjacent cooking and entertaining areas. Wirelessly integrated audio-video equipment allows mobile control of technology, which includes outdoor speakers, television and music system. Remote controlled ceiling fans and dimmable outdoor lighting lend practicality to nighttime ambiance.

RIVER RANCH OUTDOOR KITCHEN

Top quality appliances include a 36 inch AOG grill, double side burners, refrigerator and extra large sink set in more than 18 feet of custom cabinetry in a dark stain accented by modern brushed stainless hardware. Thick slab granite provides a luxe weatherproof countertop surface.

RIVER RANCH OUTDOOR KITCHEN

Top quality appliances include a 36 inch AOG grill, double side burners, refrigerator and extra large sink set in more than 18 feet of custom cabinetry in a dark stain accented by modern brushed stainless hardware. Thick slab granite provides a luxe weatherproof countertop surface.

RIVER RANCH OUTDOOR KITCHEN

An adjoining 11 foot split-height bar area seats four in the shade of the palms, which are highlighted with accent lighting at night. A bar sink and ice maker make for effortless entertaining. Care was taken to conserve mature landscaping. Two large palms appear to grow out of the new decking area, and were carefully considered throughout the design and building phases.

RIVER RANCH OUTDOOR KITCHEN

A large existing pool was resurfaced and enhanced with new programmable LED lighting. All exterior lighting and a new three-tiered fountain were integrated to a wireless remote system.

RIVER RANCH OUTDOOR KITCHEN

Designer chaise lounges at poolside were chosen to compliment the furniture selection. A large existing pool was resurfaced and enhanced with new programmable LED lighting. All exterior lighting and a new three-tiered fountain were integrated to a wireless remote system.

RIVER RANCH OUTDOOR KITCHEN

Care was taken to conserve mature landscaping. Two large palms appear to grow out of the new decking area, and were carefully considered throughout the design and building phases. Improvements include removing a non-fruiting citrus tree near the homes foundation and successfully transplanting a mature Japanese maple. Existing landscaping was trimmed substantially and new specimens were added.

RIVER RANCH OUTDOOR KITCHEN

The space is enclosed by a composite half-wall, topped with reclaimed aluminum fencing original to the space, and accented with soft deck lights at night. A hidden gutter system and a weld-down roof ensure the area remains dry.

RIVER RANCH OUTDOOR KITCHEN

A 96 inch sofa and 72 inch loveseat in all-weather wicker and Sunbrella fabric on a large outdoor rug anchor the space, and connect visually to the adjacent cooking and entertaining areas. Wirelessly integrated audio-video equipment allows mobile control of technology, which includes outdoor speakers, television and music system. Remote controlled ceiling fans and dimmable outdoor lighting lend practicality to nighttime ambiance.

RIVER RANCH OUTDOOR KITCHEN

A 96 inch sofa and 72 inch loveseat in all-weather wicker and Sunbrella fabric on a large outdoor rug anchor the space, and connect visually to the adjacent cooking and entertaining areas. Wirelessly integrated audio-video equipment allows mobile control of technology, which includes outdoor speakers, television and music system. Remote controlled ceiling fans and dimmable outdoor lighting lend practicality to nighttime ambiance.

RIVER RANCH OUTDOOR KITCHEN

Billowing sheer drapery softens the amply appointed seating area, which features outdoor furniture in a neutral palette. The space is enclosed by a composite half-wall, topped with reclaimed aluminum fencing original to the space, and accented with soft deck lights at night. A hidden gutter system and a weld-down roof ensure the area remains dry.

RIVER RANCH OUTDOOR KITCHEN

An adjoining 11 foot split-height bar area seats four in the shade of the palms, which are highlighted with accent lighting at night. A bar sink and ice maker make for effortless entertaining. Care was taken to conserve mature landscaping. Two large palms appear to grow out of the new decking area, and were carefully considered throughout the design and building phases.

RIVER RANCH OUTDOOR KITCHEN

A large existing pool was resurfaced and enhanced with new programmable LED lighting. All exterior lighting and a new three-tiered fountain were integrated to a wireless remote system.

Corwin Bent Glass Side Table

The Corwin Bent Glass Side Table is a great accent table, perfect for next to the sofa or lounge chairs. The bent semi-tempered glass is solid and durable and the rolling casters make this table easy to reposition in any living area. Can be used indoors, or outdoors in a covered location.