Lakeside Vista | Outdoor Kitchen Gallery

Prairieville, Louisiana

  • For the residents of this lakeside suburban vista, spending time outdoors was an essential part of life long before they built the multi-functional space they enjoy today. Being outside, whether for yard work among blooming flower beds or a simple afternoon of relaxation in nature, always appealed to them more than staying indoors. With so much time already invested in outdoor living, the homeowners set out to create a backyard filled with the comforts of home. It started as a “blank slate,” they say, nothing more than a small patio right off the indoor kitchen. But over time, the space slowly evolved into a highly versatile outdoor area capable of hosting both large events like couple’s showers as well as intimate family pool parties.

    First came the brick-lined pool and spa spillway, which extend from the original patio that serves as the primary outdoor dining area. They constructed the brick arbor several years later to help accommodate guests for a particularly crowded gathering, and it now doubles as an outdoor kitchen and cozy outdoor living room. A poolside dining table, 2 adirondack chairs, a pair of palm trees, and other lush greenery round out this space nestled against a tranquil neighborhood lake. As if the homeowners needed more reasons to spend time outdoors.

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