In the Field with Terra Firma Design
This modern farmhouse style outdoor pavilion is the ultimate outdoor living and entertaining space. Designer Lisa Aiken of Terra Firma Design worked with the homeowners to renovate the property both inside and out. “The outdoor space was completely reconfigured with a wrap-around porch connecting all the various areas within the farmhouse,” she explains. The porch opens onto an expansive outdoor pavilion, with a large pool and lounging area, a full chef’s kitchen and a spacious dining and living area with a stone fireplace.
The homeowners are “a magnificent chef and a hostess,” so a fully functional outdoor kitchen was at the top of their wish list for the project. Lisa designed it to be completely independent of the indoor kitchen with designated areas for cooking, preparation, cleaning and serving allowing them to entertain outdoors freely.
The pizza station features a Fontana wood-fired pizza oven with two open shelving cabinets beneath it, providing plenty of room for storing oak, maple, hickory and apple wood. “Can you even imagine how good that pizza is going to taste?” adds Lisa. The pizza oven is surrounded by ample counter space for ingredients, preparation and serving.
The center island includes a fridge, dishwasher, sink, generous storage space, and a garbage and recycling insert on the right. It holds up to six stools and a standing area allowing guests to comfortably gather around and watch the chef cook. As Lisa puts it, “everyone loves to be in the kitchen, inside or out!”
Across from the pizza oven is a 36” Wolf grill with custom venting. The cabinets around the grill feature our heavy-duty drawers and adjustable height shelves for easy storage of cutlery, plates and serveware. “Well thought-out pieces come together to create a fabulous outdoor space,” remarks Lisa.
Our Onyx powder coating finish adds a contemporary touch, complementing the home’s comfortable and relaxed modern farmhouse style. Lisa added a lot of black touches for a sophisticated and neutral look. “It is stunning with the kitchen cabinets, contrasting with the lush greenery.”
Lisa partnered with Andrew Smith Contracting, BonaVista and Urban Bonfire’s in-house design team to create this beautiful space for the homeowners.
"I provide the project's dimensions and needs, the gorgeous colour, the handles, and the inserts I want, and they take care of the rest. What could be better? I haven’t looked back since! (...) The entire process from start to finish was made easy for me as a designer and easy for Andrew’s team to install."
An interesting fact about this project is that Lisa worked with the homeowners from a distance. They had not been on site or seen the project as it progressed, so the client “went crazy when he saw it,” shares Lisa. His wife, on the other hand, said it was “a dream come true.” Lisa concludes “now that’s what I call success. We are so lucky to have clients who trust us that much. This is why it is so important to work with partners that will guarantee a perfect result.”