Without Walls
Outdoor Rooms

By Ann Varnum • Photography by Brian W. McDonald

With warm weather arriving, we begin to venture outdoors, shedding our layers and curing our cabin fever with fresh air and sunshine. Here in the Wiregrass, where the temperature only dips for a short portion of the year, it is only natural to extend one’s living spaces to include the property surrounding the home, using the land to entertain, cook and relax.

Elaborate or simple, tropical or rustic, these outdoor rooms make the most of life in our region. Here, we peek over the fences of a few Wiregrass families who’ve given life outdoors priority status, constructing personalized spaces that suit their lifestyle. [subscribe to read full article]