5 Essential Outdoor Entertaining Home Features

As you dream about your ideal home, how does outdoor entertaining factor into your vision? Outdoor space is important, especially during the Pacific Northwest’s idyllic summers. Designed by our Seattle architects, Lakefront Splendor is a stunning, contemporary example of how to make the most of your outdoor entertaining space. Here are five features to note.


Outdoor entertaining space with dining table designed by Seattle architects.

Incorporate decks to maximize your view. Lakefront Splendor includes decks both off the master bedroom and in the living and dining rooms. With retractable floor to ceiling windows, these decks create a natural connection between indoor and outdoor space, even during the winter months. Enjoy a nice breeze from inside or relax on the outdoor seating.


Outdoor entertaining space with fire pit designed by Seattle architects.

Entertain at night with a fire pit. Surrounded by comfortable seating, a fire pit is a casual, friendly gathering point for summer evenings. Enjoy s’mores and a bonfire while taking in the beautiful lakeside view.


Outdoor entertaining space with pool designed by Seattle architects.

Soak up the sun with a pool. Our Seattle architects designed the pool area off to the side–easily accessible while leaving ample space for other outdoor features. 


As you dream about architectural features and entertaining spaces, remember to leave room for green. Whether you have space for a sprawling lawn or a minigarden, greenery and plant life will add to the beauty and luxury of your outdoor spaces.

Dining Space

Outdoor dining space designed by Seattle architects.

Host BBQs and formal dinners with an array of outdoor dining tables. Lakefront Splendor features both traditional and non-traditional dining tables, including a table that holds a fire pit in the center. Either table is perfect for a low-key BBQ or an elegant evening.

Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture approaches every home design with an eye to the client’s unique needs and tastes. From contemporary residences to a traditional homes, we create spaces that work in harmony and provide beauty for daily life. Contact us to learn more about building your custom home.