Nancie Plum and Eric Shrode's home outside Sedona, Ariz., has fabulous mountain views, but they can't see them past their overgrown foliage. Their design challenge: Create an outdoor living space that makes Mother Nature the star.
Hide CaptionShow CaptionAfter: The former carport now has room for entertaining.
The couple can forget about the cars as they toast the sunset from their open-air bistro seating area. Complete with a custom-built wine cooler — covered in the same Balinese river rock as the front walkway — the space features a partition wall painted with a mural that echoes the surrounding scenery. The entire room is designed to blend seamlessly into the front patio, and a pass-through allows them to get to the cars easily.