Outdoor Kitchen Pictures From HGTV Dream Home 2014

Designed to take advantage of the forest, golf course and mountain views beyond, this outdoor kitchen and dining space provides a central, stylish spot to enjoy the natural beauty of Truckee Tahoe.

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

To create this unique partially covered outdoor dining space, architect David Bourke separated the home's two gabled spaces by a foyer. Slate tile flows from the foyer into this outdoor space.

Wicker-style, durable chairs cozy up to a tempered glass-topped table with a sturdy solid aluminum frame.

Round metal mesh lanterns stand in contrast to interior design elements that carry out a design theme of cubes and squares.

The home's center section, capped with a flat roof, draws attention to its two gabled wings. The outdoor dining area is easily accessible via sliding doors in the living room and foyer.

Visually appealing, steel moment-resisting frames outline the partially covered patio. Pairs of exposed wooden eaves add a modern, geometric detail.

"This house is not a contained structure," says interior designer Linda Woodrum. "It's really about being outside."

Table settings are inspired by the home's location, with a modern mountain twist.

Aluminum furnishings in a dark finish complement steel framing and wood siding, finished in a neutral earthy shade.

A double-sided fireplace lends warmth and ambience in both the master bedroom and patio, where a chimney, wrapped in matte hot-rolled steel and surrounded by site-sourced boulders, becomes a captivating focal point.

The outdoor kitchen's artwork consists of sculptures and wall hangings fashioned from found objects. A natural wreath of woven branches draws the eye to the patio's far wall.

A solid aluminum sideboard serves up fixings for impromptu s'mores cravings. A hammered metal serving platter and spatterware pitcher offer a nod to traditional mountain decor.

Site-sourced granite stones and boulders create a bed for bristlecone pine driftwood, discovered along a local lakeshore by landscape designer Lebo Newman.

The landscape design blends native species with adaptive species, including mugo pine.

The outdoor kitchen comes equipped with a gas grill large enough to feed a crowd, plus custom countertops and a built-in refrigerator.

A mix of textures lend visual interest in the outdoor dining area, where veneered fieldstone, wood, steel, stucco and slate tell a modern mountain design story.

All windows and doors are framed in black to complement the dark, lacquered finish of steel beams and cladding.

The organic, freeform shape of this bristlecone pine driftwood is a stark contrast to the home's more structured, geometric design details, like the stacked-stone chimney.

Wood siding is treated with a natural wood stain in keeping with traditional mountain home style.

The gas fireplace warms the patio area during evening hours, when temperatures can drop as low as 50 degrees F during summer months. A mesh curtain over the fireplace stands in as a modern take on a traditional fireplace screen.

Lounge chairs, fashioned from all-weather woven material that is stained a bark-like shade, stand up to Truckee's changeable climate.

Hot-rolled steel with a matte lacquered finish outfits the home's showstopping chimney. Veering from classic mountain home design, where metal is often left unfinished and allowed to rust, this chimney's finish will keep it looking factory-new.

Stacked boulders, found onsite, were repurposed into an organic water feature. Landscape contractor Lebo Newman drilled small holes through the rocks' centers, allowing water to bubble up and fall back into a pond-less, hidden pump underground.

Designed to take advantage of the forest, golf course and mountain views beyond, this outdoor kitchen and dining space provides a central, stylish spot to enjoy the natural beauty of Truckee Tahoe.