Outdoor Oasis

GHBA Houston's Best 2010

Finalist for Houston's Best:

*Outdoor Living Space Remodel

Outdoor Oasis

The guesthouse and outdoor living areas were designed, and constructed, years after the main house was built. The engagement of their daughter prompted this addition as they wanted to host her wedding reception at their country home. An absolute must with this project was to seamlessly coordinate the new addition with the main structure. The new structure was to include an outdoor kitchen, ample seating for a large number of guests, a 2BR/3BA guesthouse, an indoor kitchen and large great room. To complete this country oasis, a pool, hot-tub, and water feature, were part of the overall landscaping plan that equaled the beautiful natural surroundings of the home.

Not only does the new structure match the existing home, it accentuates and enhances the overall quality of living. The outdoor kitchen, fireplace and adequate seating areas ensure the space functions as intended. The well planned outdoor kitchen complete with gas rotisserie grill, smoker, secondary gas burner, ample storage, and refrigerator is perfect for preparing family meals or hosting parties.

The pergola and outdoor dining table give one the sense of being in Italy. The sound of falling water down the rock wall water-feature, the glow of candlelight, and perfectly placed outdoor focal lighting all add to the ambiance.

The wood-burning fireplace sets a tone of relaxation and is frequently a gathering place for family and friends to enjoy. Attentions to detail, including mosquito misters, ample electrical outlets, plentiful storage, and easy-wear, easy-care materials make this dream backyard as comfortable as it is carefree.

This beautiful space was designed by Michael Harkins of Timeless Landscape Creations and built by Brandon Lynch with Keechi Creek Builders.

Special thanks to Andrea Grove for the stunning photos and Schar West with For All Occasions for the amazing florals!