On this Labor Day holiday, there will likely be some backyard barbecues that may be forced to retreat because of inclement weather. This outdoor/indoor design would minimize the disruption such a situation would inflict; thanks to sliding glass doors and an ingenious, snug-fitting window that seals off the sweep of counter, one is free to commune with the elements at will without shutting down the party. maynardarchitects.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.