Mary Ann and Steele Yeargain, outdoor kitchen, pool, Angelo's Lawn-Scape of Louisiana, Exteriors 6-15 inRegister

Designer tip: Jared Jones on outdoor living

Photo by Melissa Oivanki


“What makes this unique is the layout,” says landscape architect Jared Jones of this outdoor kitchen and living area. “The fireplace is a distinct focal point, instead of having everything on one wall like lots of outdoor kitchens.”

Jones and his team at Angelo’s Lawn-Scape of Louisiana built this multi-functional space in an effort to give homeowners Mary Ann and Steele Yeargain and their three young children a virtual extension of their home’s livable space. Jones designed the roof of the grilling and seating areas as a perpendicular extension of the roof of the house, making for a seamless transition from indoor to out.

When it comes to constructing an outdoor living area, it’s important to keep the views in mind, Jones stresses. That’s why he placed the appliances strategically so they wouldn’t obstruct sight lines toward the family’s tennis courts and pool. “We didn’t want to put a wall there,” he says.”

To see more of this outdoor space, check out this article from inRegister‘s June 2015 issue.