Like idea of secret outdoor space -- perhaps like walkway into home for Bob?
Secret: Outdoor SpacesHaving an al fresco spot to take the sun, sip a cappuccino or tend a pot of basil is an essential part of the Tuscan approach to living. If you're building a Tuscan-style home from scratch, don't neglect to include such a space in the plans. If you're retrofitting, though, remember
Outdoor fireplace with enclosed roof - winter outdoor living?
Ceiling for outdoor / indoor space
Outdoors. Do you have a four-season room or lanai that could use a little coziness? Put a fireplace in a corner to create instant visual interest in a small or large outdoor space.Tip: Build a raised hearth under your fireplace opening for extra seating while you entertain.