Inspired by a visit to Italy and a passion for food and entertaining, this outdoor kitchen is designed for big family gatherings and taking in views of Maine’s mountains.
Covered by a cedar loggia, the locally-quarried granite that makes up the floor, the pizza oven surround, the countertops and the hand-carved sink evoke the rustic ruggedness of a Tuscan countryside lodge. Cedar also was chosen for the cabinetry and the structure hiding the grill’s vent hood. A wood-burning pizza oven, Hybrid Fire Grill and cook top provide plenty of fire to cook for large parties.
The outdoor space’s centerpiece is a custom-made cherrywood picnic table that is large enough to seat 20 people. The space is wired with speakers for music or the big game, and infrared heaters provide warmth for chilly summer evenings, or cool spring and fall days. Holly Hunt-designed lights over the table brighten the space.