Out of the terraced decking of a 1970s contemporary in McLean, Virginia, Douglas Burton and Raed Alawadhi of Apartment Zero created a modern, sophisticated al fresco living space. Three connected levels allow for separate outdoor rooms, including a seating area (pictured here) with sofas by Modern Outdoor, a sculptural rocking chair by Ron Arad for Magis and a fire pit by Extremis. Planters by Serralunga are filled with wild grasses. "People are replicating indoor spaces outside,” says Burton.“There are tons of options.” The following pages present some of the hottest outdoor accoutrements on the market today.
2. Form and Function
A sculptural quality lends JACLO’s Aqua Adagio outdoor shower a whole new dimension as functional art. The minimalist shower column features a round waterfall spray as well as a foot wash. Made of durable, weather-resistant stainless steel in a polished or matte finish, it can be fitted with a valve for draining. Available through Ferguson. www.jaclo.com.
3. A Moveable Feast
Wolf’s gas grill is now portable, with all the same bells and whistles—and wheels to boot. The 30-inch, 36-inch and 40-inch grill carts offer two-position rotisseries, four-position warming racks, smoker boxes, LED lights above the knobs, halogen lights inside and more. Available through the Fretz Corporation. www.fretz.com.
4. On a Curve
Designer John Caldwell’s Parkway Curvilinear sofa for Brown Jordan boasts a gracefully arced silhouette. The sofa’s five units—including an ottoman—can be reconfigured; the frame is aluminum in an assortment of finishes and the cushion fabrics are from Suncloth. Available through Sheffield Furniture & Interiors in Rockville, MD, and Sterling, VA; prices are per unit and start at $1,835 including cushions. www.brownjordan.com.
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