Buckhead Outdoor Living Room & Outdoor Kitchen

Southern Living Al Fresco

Location: Buckhead

The Challenge

Having recently transferred to Atlanta from a colder climate, this young family was eager to enjoy the milder temperature of the South by creating an outdoor living room for their Buckhead home that could be used for entertaining and accessing the backyard from their kitchen. The porch on their new home was so small that chairs made for a tight fit.

The Solution

The family loves the additional space and accessibility of a new “open” porch that connects the main living spaces to the outdoors. A fireplace flanked by operable shutters offers privacy and reduces impact to neighbors. The outdoor kitchen and grill area, complete with a dining island, is a comfortable spot to entertain new friends. And the beaded board ceiling and wood flooring evoke a little of that classic Southern porch charm.