ISSUE 22  |  Indoor/Outdoor

Beyond the Barbecue: 15 Modern Outdoor Kitchens

June 03, 2014 4:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Spotted lately, fully equipped outdoor kitchens for plein air dining (no trips to the indoor fridge or sink required). Here’s our roundup of standout examples:

Above: LA design collective Commune created this pergola-like outdoor kitchen in a remodel of a Buff & Hensman house in Nichols Canyon, LA. (For more, see our Designer Visit: Commune in Nichols Canyon, LA.)

Above: An indoor/outdoor kitchen in South Carolina by architect Heather A. Wilson (see more in The Ultimate Indoor/Outdoor House? and today’s Steal This Look.

Above: A coastal California kitchen by Eric Olsen Design.

Above: An outdoor kitchen in the Napa Valley by Steven Harris Architects.

Above: An indoor/outdoor kitchen by VT Wonen at the Woonbeurs exhibit; photo via Vosges Paris.

Above: An indoor/outdoor kitchen in Todos Santos, Mexico, via photographer Laure Joliet.

Above: An outdoor kitchen by NY-based Bates Masi Architects.

Above: Architect Guilherme Torres’ kitchen in Sao Paulo, Brazil, opens onto a tree-filled courtyard (see more at A Magical Kitchen in Brazil).

Above: A sleek teak and steel outdoor kitchen from Italian company Mebart.

Above: Made of modular components, the WWOO kitchen by Dutch designer Piet Jan van den Kommer offers ultimate flexibility; photograph from VT Wonen.

Above: The WWOO kitchen in anthracite.

Above: A kitchen in Capetown in a house owned by Rupert Smith and Warren Matthee of Olive Studio, via New Zealand House and Leisure. Photo by Micky Hoyle.

Above: Students from Budapest University designed this plywood outdoor kitchen as part of the Odooproject; see more at Archdaily.

Above: An outdoor kitchen in Sweden from Ikea; the wicker storage chest is the Byholma; $69.99.

Above: A beach house in Denmark by Kontur Arkitekter.

Above: An outdoor kitchen in Red Hook, Brooklyn, by New Eco Landscapes.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 2, 2013 as part of our Entertaining: Summer Edition issue.