A Vacation-Style Outdoor Living Area
These St. Charles clients were seeking to have their own vacation-style outdoor living space just steps outside their back door. They wanted a space that included an outdoor kitchen with a grilling area, an entertainment bar, a masonry fireplace, a half bath with changing room, and a detached garage – all under the same new roofline. With a good deal of communication and collaboration, we were able to tie into existing electrical, water, waste and gas lines and designed a space that matched the existing home’s architecture and exterior finishes.
Outdoor Living Space Features
- Blaze professional 34” built-in stainless steel gas grill with matching storage drawers and doors
- 24” undercounter refrigerator
- Naturekast outdoor cabinetry in a chestnut finish
- Typhoon Bordeaux granite
- Cedar V-groove planked octagonal ceiling
- Full masonry brick and stone fireplace
Named a St. Louis Home Builders Association Outdoor Living 2015 Remodeling Project of the Year, the pool house blends seamlessly with home and creates an impressive elevation. But most importantly, the homeowners will enjoy what they affectionately refer to as their “lake house” just steps outside their back door for years to come.
Our family loves to spend time together outdoors. Our new outdoor area is the perfect place for us to barbecue and watch a game on TV or sit by the fireplace and roast marshmallows. The pool house is also a great place to entertain. It gives us the ability to host several friends for dinner and drinks, rain or shine. Our kids’ friends love to come over to swim and they now have a place to get out of the sun and enjoy a snack and a cold drink. The addition of the bathroom has kept wet feet from tracking through our house. Having a pool house keeps us outdoors on those cold spring and fall days by the fireplace and on the hot summer days by providing some relief from the heat. In addition to the pool house, we love the new garage. With a new teenage driver in the family, we found space was getting tight in our driveway. The garage has provided a much needed place to park an additional car along with some great storage space. Liston Design Build has given us more “family time” by taking our vision of a great outdoor space and making it a reality. We couldn’t be happier with the results. We thank Keith and Jeanne for their hard work, long hours, excellent craftsmanship, and great service on our “lake house.” We love it so much! It’s exactly what we envisioned and they made it a reality. It is so beautiful. We look forward to make many happy memories with our family and friends for years to come!
–Steve & Jennifer L., St. Charles