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With a built-in grill, prep sink and below-counter refrigerator, there’s no need to head inside for a snack—or even to cook dinner. Friends can gather around the bar, while the hosts fire up the grill. The ceiling is painted Benjamin Moore’s Bird’s Egg.
A curving seat wall defines an 8-foot-wide elevated patio in front of this distinctive stone fireplace (the stone is made of sedimentary clay from Arizona). Granite boulders edge the entrance and serve as a stationary coffee table. The fireplace is part of a stuccoed retaining wall set into a hill at the rear of the property. (Photo: Photo: Sunset)