Design & Style

A Perfect Patio Oasis

During the hot summer, this family takes up residence in the backyard
By Gloria Gale
Published: June 1, 2007
A former storage shed, turned kitchen, plus a fire pit, allows this family more outside time together and with guests.
Photo by Mark Coffey
Come summer, there’s no need to coax the Ferguson family outside. As soon as school closes, Vicki and Scott Ferguson and their two teenagers take up residence at their outdoorsy summer home south of Kansas City.  
Their summer playground was three years in the making.

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