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Grill LikeGwyneth Image Credit: Elle Decor
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Grill Like Gwyneth

HERE, GP’S FAVORITE PIZZA OVEN—AND OTHER MODERN MARVELS OF THE NEW OUTDOOR KITCHEN.

Heather Corcoran

THE FRESHEST NEAPOLITAN PIZZA in the world, all crispy crust and blistered cheese, is now de rigueur in your own backyard. For about the same cost as a round-trip first-class flight from New York to Naples, Italy, the gas-fired Kalamazoo Artisan Fire pizza oven and cart ($13,485 for the combo) turns out perfect pies in just three minutes—even Gwyneth Paltrow is a fan. The actress bought the countertop version for cooking veggie pizzas in her Hamptons outdoor kitchen, which has a full suite of stainless steel appliances, including a high-powered grill and refrigerator drawers.

“I remember when having a Weber grill was state of the art,” says Randy M. Correll, a partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Now, clients’ outdoor-kitchen requests encompass everything from dishwashers and glass-front refrigerators to rosé taps. No wonder, then, that nearly half of architecture firms polled told the 2017 AIA home-design trends survey that the latest wave in kitchen design is actually happening outdoors.

For his Los Angeles garden, ED A-List designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard wanted the firepower to host big dinner parties without heading inside. So he planned the space around a 42-inch Lynx gas grill with enough room to flip burgers (or T-bones) for 20 people at once. Bullard surrounded the grill with marble countertops for serving, side burners for sauces, and a warming drawer for keeping sides (or towels) toasty. And he didn’t skimp on style, choosing Moroccan tiles to complement the 1920s


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