Patrick Kannan, a finance director, and stay-at-home mother of three Kelly are entertainers. These Washington-area sports enthusiasts know that one of the best parts of the game is the tailgate, and they do it right! But their basement sports bar-which plays host to an ever-expanding crowd of friends and family-is just too small. As a result, the party always spills up the stairs and out into their very empty backyard. So why not make their backyard, with the staircase as an entrance, into an outdoor wine bar, giving a new, classy feel to an old tradition?
Dean and Derek start by removing the old sod and installing a patio that flows out from the basement stairs. They'll add a fireplace with a built-in hearth and seating wall in one corner and a bar with a limestone cap on the opposite end. A custom-made wine-barrel ice chest and other wine accents will clear up any question about this group's intentions.