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“We wanted the fireplace sitting area to draw people out for picnics or cocktails,” Spitzmiller adds. Cast-stone mantel and face veneer designed by Spitzmiller and produced by Cutting Edge Stone. The furniture is by Janus et Cie. “Every way you approach the house you get a beautiful view of the courtyard,” says designer Susan Massey.
High-Tech Arrangement - Add all the comforts of the indoors to your outdoor room. This patio has a fireplace and television. Ditch the battery-operated radio for more sophisticated electronics, such as an all-weather LCD television and wireless outdoor speakers. Choose an entertainment system that's constructed of waterproof materials and built to withstand everything from insects to extreme heat.