A mix of materials, including brick, bluestone, wicker, and wood, make this an ideal space for classic summer entertaining.
Photo by: Alexandra Rowley, Styling by: Frances Bailey
The combination fireplace/grill is made of limestone, which contrasts with the brick walls and bluestone floor. Because the large fireplace and hearth in their retreat can serve as an outdoor oven, the Laughlins have discovered a new hobby. “We’ve learned to cook all sorts of things over an open fire,” Gail says. The Laughlins’ folly cuisine includes Cornish hens roasted at Thanksgiving and grilled pizza for an 8th-grade party.