previous
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence
    Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • Radiant Heat Comparison
    Radiant Heat Comparison
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Ultimate Deck Build 2015
    Ultimate Deck Build 2015
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • 9 Concrete Countertop Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertop Ideas
  • Deck Design & Construction
    Deck Design & Construction
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
next
Pin It

A Kitchen Opens Wide to the Outdoors

Walls fold away at one corner to let this room mingle with a hillside meadow

After exploring potential building sites along a mountain ridge on San Juan Island, architect Geoffrey Prentiss decided to divide the house he was designing into separate parts, including a kitchen pavilion. The layout is clean and simple, and the kitchen's walls fold open to bring the outside in. An adjacent outdoor room provides a means for comfortable living, even during cool evenings and rainy days, thanks to a concrete fireplace and a broad roof overhang.

A Kitchen Opens Wide to the Outdoors
Plus get a free gift
Become a Fine Homebuilding Member. Start your free trial now
Next Article
Next Article: