Front view of the Timber Frame Outdoor KitchenCasa Luna

A timber frame
outdoor living space

An outdoor living space is a place to gather, celebrate, relax and enjoy the outdoors, a warm fire or dinner sizzling on the grill, with friends and family.

The first step in the design process was to identify the space and activity needs of our clients within the constraints of the existing garden and prebuilt chimney. Three activity areas were identified: cooking, dining and lounging with a fireplace.

Elevations of the Casa Luna - Timber Frame Outdoor kitchen

It was important to create enough but not too much space, so that the structure felt cozy and nestled into the area but not cramped. The structure's proportions had to accommodate the already existing chimney with appropriate overhangs and dimensions.

Timber Frame Outdoor Kitchen Trusses Showing the large fire place inside the timber frame Outdoor kitchen

The fireplace, with its crafted shapes, extends the enjoyment of outdoor living well into the evening, while creating a cozy conversation area for people to gather, cuddle up to the fire or enjoy this outdoor living space from anywhere in the garden. The stone piers solidly anchor the structure to the ground, both physically and aesthetically. The pavers provide a natural old world cobblestone look.

Outdoor Timber Frame Kitchen in the Fall Showing the lasrge dining area of the Timber Frame Outdoor Kitchen Timber Frame Outdoor Kitchen

The lighting features task and accent lighting. The track lighting on the top plate shines up into the rafters creating an indirect glow that highlights the roof. Pathway and landscape lighting add ambience, accentuate key architectural features, and extend the evening’s outdoor enjoyment.

All of these features make spending lots of time in this garden both comfortable and relaxing.

Timber Frame Outdoor Kitchen PostTimber Frame Outdoor Kitchen PostPosts & Piers:

The materials chosen reflected a natural blending of wood, stone, fire, water and air. Three Kingpost trusses with curved wind-struts span over 36 feet. In creating an open space with vistas to the various garden groupings and waterfall, care was taken to minimize the number of piers and posts. The heavy timber roof is supported on a double top plate with 3 posts in each corner and double ones along the side. This unique design with two plates not only solved a structural challenge, it created a wonderful pleasing grouping of posts with carved top plates.

2010 Design Award - 'Other Design' Category

Timber Frame Outdoor kitchen 2010 award Casa LunaTimber Frame outdoor kitchen 3D model


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TimberhArt Woodworks (formerly Acorn Timber Frames)
L. Daniel and Kimberley Reagan
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