Grilling Patio...Nestling a built-in barbecue amid rich plantings makes for a more inviting dining area. Counter space was included next to the grill as a landing spot for hot plates. Note also that a lamp with a flexible neck is attached to the adjacent fence. This puts bright light where the cook wants it when barbecuing steaks after dark.
Just outside the kitchen's back door, this terrace has a built-in tiled counter that houses a grill, sink, and ethanol fireplace.Resource: Heath Factory Store (www.heathceramics.com or 415/332-3732). (Photo: Thomas J. Story)