These Naperville residents wanted a warm and inviting space for daytime and late-evening lounging. They asked for a multi-function area with ample space for multiple guests. We incorporated a custom-built fireplace as the main focal feature, equipped with custom wood boxes on either side. A custom overhead pergola was added, as well as a grilling station with granite countertop for added function. Low-voltage lighting was installed throughout the space to increase the area’s usage and comfort in the evening hours.