I love this.I would probably cob a homemade fireplace with some bricks for the front.(google cob ovens) and get hubby to build a simple arbor.Put out what outdoor furniture I have with some pillows and your ready to entertain.
Classic French Style Landscape Create an outdoor room by covering a section of a porch. Pea gravel stone and grass are mixed to create a charming courtyard feel in the backyard of the 2009 Princess Margaret Hospital Oakville Showhouse. Doors across the back create openings to each area of the patio, which can be left open to bridge the gap between indoors and out while entertaining.
Moving Out Back Extend your living space off the back of your house with a raised platform and overhang. This simple porch design includes a ceiling fan, classic columns, and the quintessential porch swing. French doors provide easy access to nature