Of all the outdoor brick ovens I've built, I can't recall one that didn't include a patio. As a lifelong
landscape designer imagining and then building the patio or terrace in natural for me. As with the ovens, each project is taken as a fresh opportunity with new people. The photos here show a project in process. A landscape design as it interfaces with a house and an outdoor kitchen has the advantage of adding embracing curves and multiple levels.
Often the clients and I have a conversation or two in which we walk around the space and think about shapes and uses.
Then I sketch a few ideas. I feel that part of my job as a landscape designer/builder is to guide the owner towards the best possible design. Sometimes wire flags are used to outline the area.
As the project unfolds, I look for elements that compliment the original design.
|TBO 36" built on a ledge, bricks laid to point to the oven mouth|
|TBO 36" and outdoor grill, pot-burners, and workspace.|
|TBO 36" in Ventura CA|