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Dining Out: Settings Made for Fresh-Air Feasts

Outdoor kitchen and dining terrace by McPhee Associates of Cape Cod

Whether noshing, sipping, grilling or indulging, it’s officially time for fresh-air feasts in nourishing settings. Everyone’s favorite table is under the sky or the stars, perhaps this year more than ever. Let these tables, bars and settings serve as food for thought….

Cape Cod home with outdoor terrace by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders PSD, photo by Brian Vanden Brink

Designed and built by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD); image by Brian Vanden Brink 

This scene from a harborside home, designed and built by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD), captures the essence of summertime. Come dusk, the side patio is the place to be, as residents drink in water views and glorious sunsets. 

Oceanside pool and lounge terrace by Sudbury Design Group

Landscape design and construction by Sudbury Design Group; photo by Dan Cutrona

This small terrace, designed and constructed by Sudbury Design Group, overlooking Nantucket Sound is big on pleasure and insight. In addition to a table carved in stone by the grilling station, there is a second bar area overlooking a negative edge pool. Gunite stools submerged in the pool also make use of the counter.

Indoor/outdoor kitchen by JW Construction

Construction by JW Construction; photo by Greg Premru 

This feel-good kitchen constructed by JW Construction opens right up to the patio for the ultimate in cabana-style eating. This brilliant design allows the residents to use the kitchen’s amenities but transforms the complete scene into a summery hangout.

Private seaside deck by Architectural Design Inc. and AD Build

Design and construction by Architectural Design Inc., | AD Build

Imagine taking in these views with your morning coffee or tea. This private balcony by Architectural Design Inc., | AD Build is a beautiful way to greet the day.

Outdoor kitchen and bar with appliances from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery

Image courtesy of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery 

The appliances of Ferguson Showrooms allow patrons to recreate their favorite neighborhood watering hole at home. The Perlick “Signature Series” collection (pictured above) includes everything needed for the perfect terrace bar—a Beverage Center, Compact Refrigerator and Freezer, and Outdoor Kegerator.

Outdoor pool pavilion and dining terrace by Kistler & Knapp Builders.

Construction by Kistler & Knapp Builders; landscape construction by R.P. Marzilli & Company; photo by Warren Jagger

This outdoor dining area by Kistler & Knapp Builders is part of a larger pool house and pavilion on Cape Cod with enviable, panoramic views. Here, residents and guests can sit down to a meal under the pergola and then retire to lounge seating around the fire feature. 

Private balcony designed and built by Thomas J. O'Neill, Inc.

Designed and constructed by Thomas J. O'Neill, Inc.; photo by Dan Cutrona

A private deck, designed and built by Thomas J. O’Neill, Inc., is proof that a peaceful setting for two and a crisp glass of wine can be preferable to crowd gathering. This intimate perch is all about immediate company and the seaside vista outstretched in the distance. 

Nantucket landscape design by Gregory Lombardi Design

Landscape architecture: Gregory Lombardi Design; landscape contracting by Atlantic Landscapingphoto by Richard Mandelkorn

Underneath a pergola canopy shaded by climbing vines, this outdoor table is the central gathering place for shared meals. It’s part of a Nantucket landscape conceived by Gregory Lombardi Design which was designed to delight individuals of all ages as well as small and larger groups.

Top image: McPhee Associates of Cape Cod; landscape design by McNamara Bros.; photo by Amber Jane Barricman

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