Al Fresco Living: Honorable Mention—Outdoor Kitchen

Form and function meet amenities galore

Scrapping an outdated sunroom, Sun Design Remodeling orchestrated a new covered porch that connects the clients’ rec room and backyard pool. It features a double-sided fireplace, a Primo Oval ceramic grill that also bakes, roasts and smokes, a Wolf outdoor grill with side burner and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. Motorized retractable screens, controlled by wall-mounted or hand-held remotes, protect the owners and their guests from the elements (and pesky insects). And lighting, as well as an irrigation system, is integrated into the porch columns. All in all, it’s a perfect spot for casual family meals or large gatherings.

Design & Contracting: Bob Gallaher, John Benedetto, Morgan Hutchinson, Sun Design Remodeling, Burke and McLean, Virginia. 

Details. . . Framing: twperry.com. Plumbing & Electrical Fixtures: ferguson.com. Grill & Refrigerator: subzero-wolf.com. Smoker: primogrill.com. Granite Countertop: stoneandtileworld.com. Cabinetry: naturekast.com.