Are you dreaming of an outdoor kitchen this summer? Take notes from this modern ranch near Joshua Tree, appropriately named Mod West Ranch.
Nestled in Joshua Tree, the boulder-strewn desert landscape and Old West history sets the scene for Mod West Ranch, home of Michael and Bob. The couple is also a fan of Mid Century Modern, and their home, appropriately dubbed Mod West Ranch, weaves together Old West and MCM touches. The outdoor kitchen and dining area is no exception. Crochet mallets stand ready for guests to entertain themselves. Counter space surrounding the barbecue provides functional zones for food prep as well as a bar.
The space is also adaptable based on the climate’s fast changes and extremes. The outdoor kitchen and dining area is covered, and blinds can drop down to help provide shade from the sun’s blazing heat.
Easy connection from the indoor kitchen to the barbecue station and outdoor dining area allows for a quick trip from one area to the other. The dark gray, wood, and turquoise color scheme adds a dramatic touch of mid mod flair.
Eames style dining chairs lend their iconic silhouettes to the space. The wooden bench fits in with both mid mod and Old West sensibilities. The chandelier, too, is a clever combination of styles with a rough, linear look that says both cowboy as well as MCM.
Succulents–whether in the ground, hanging on the wall, or decorating the table–also befit the home’s setting.
When thinking about outdoor dining space, think about different zones. Just as the interior of an MCM home has an easy flow between areas, integrate that same fluidity into your outdoor space.
See more of this home’s unique interior by reading “Mod West Ranch: A Desert Sanctuary in Joshua Tree.” Or find more outdoor inspiration from Mod West Ranch by reading “Get the Look: MCM Decor for Your Backyard Conversation Space.” Keen for a desert getaway? Book a stay at Mod West Ranch here.