Jon, a CFO and his wife, Teresa, are transplants to Texas from the East Coast. They love the Austin nightlife and-whether it's two stepping at the Broken Spoke or dining with friends at their favorite Tex-Mex restaurant-they can't get enough of the Lone Star State. That's why they'd love to have a room in their house or yard devoted to entertaining...Texas style.
To start, Dean and Derek set posts for the rough sawn cedar arbor in a unique fan-shaped pattern to shade the existing concrete patio. To turn the concrete patio into a real Texas saloon, Dean and Derek build the bar area with block and then veneer it with dry stack stone. They dress up the stairs leading from the house to the backyard with sandstone pavers, build a brick wall with a rustic concrete lone star for Texas flavor, and create an additional area for entertainment with a fire pit surrounded by seating. The Nelsons will have no trouble fitting in now with their brand new open range saloon.