The expansive view made the patio feel open and exposed. My intent was to create a cozy space with ample casual seating where my clients could warm themselves by a fire while enjoying the breathtaking setting. I designed a bespoke concrete bench that curves gracefully around the space and connects with the outdoor kitchen. A large custom fire bowl nestles in the circular part of the bench, where the seating material switches from concrete to wood slats. Graphic black and white encaustic tile on the outdoor kitchen backsplash create a sophisticated focal point. A stand-alone curvy bench placed in the grass creates extra seating.