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Jun 6, 2019

Picks From Your Peers: 4 Outdoor Picks from Christopher Kurrle

Christopher Kurrle picks from your peers


Backyard Bliss

Feldman Architecture partner Christopher Kurrle has more than 20 years of design and construction experience in both the residential and commercial spheres. Working in the temperate climate of Northern California, Kurrle and his team aspire to blur the threshold between indoor and outdoor living through material selections, landscaping, and architectural space planning.

Kalamazoo Gaucho Grill

“The Gaucho Grill is great for those looking for one of the best wood-burning grills on the market,” Kurrle says. “As an avid barbecuer, I was extremely excited when we got the opportunity to design an outdoor kitchen around this model.” The grills are available in marine-grade stainless, making them a good choice for projects in coastal locations, Kurrle says. kalamazoogourmet.com

Thermory Drift Decking

Kurrle describes Thermory decking as “a beautiful, naturally weathering material that requires minimal maintenance and is stable and easy to work with.” The modified wood material is thermally enhanced for increased rot, fire, and termite resistance. The Drift series (shown) features a naturally weathered look. thermoryusa.com

Acorn hose-bib boxes

Kurrle says these recessed hose-bib boxes are wonderful for containing hose-bib clutter on a façade. Constructed from 18-gauge stainless steel, the boxes feature a 16-gauge stainless steel removable cover in a satin finish and come in one- (shown) and two-valve options, so they can also be used where hot water is needed, such as for an outdoor dog wash. acorneng.com

Other favorite:

Heatscope Outdoor Heaters