Advertisement
HomeCollectionsPatio
IN THE NEWS

Patio

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
June 23, 2010
Decide what you will be using the space for: a cozy spot to sit and talk or a place to feed family and friends. That makes the difference between purchased a loveseat, coffee table and chairs or a dining table and umbrella. A bench might more sense than a lounge chair, depending on how you use this space. Is your patio or deck fully exposed to the elements? That may determine what kind of furniture you purchase. Teak weathers well without maintenance, but acacia wood has to be oiled regularly.
ARTICLES BY DATE
FEATURES
By Kathy Hudson and For The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
When it comes to landscape architects' own gardens, some are like shoemakers' shoes -- untended. Their owners are too busy making other spaces beautiful. Not so with Catherine Mahan, founding partner of Mahan Rykiel; Stuart Ortel, principal and founder of Stone Hill Design; and Carol Macht, principal and founding partner of Hord Coplan Macht. These well-respected Baltimore landscape architects have created gorgeous home gardens. Each is an extension of the house and in keeping with its architecture.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
J. Paul's at Harborplace is throwing a patio party Thursday night. The $25 ticket includes "heavy appetizers," house wine, rail drinks and Natty Boh cans. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore, a privately funded, non-profit residential program for children-in-need. The patio party is at 5:30-8 p.m. on May 30 at J. Paul's , 301 Light St. For information call 410) 659-1889 or go to www.bhghbaltimore.org. #sigshell { padding: 10px; float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
ENTERTAINMENT
Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
After a brutal winter, a still spring night means a little more. Recent memories of bitter wind chills and injury-inducing ice can make something as simple as sitting outside with a drink on the cusp of June seem revelatory. A few friends and I were reminded of this on a recent Saturday night in Hampden. In the backyard of Blue Pit BBQ - a new whiskey bar across the street from Artifact Coffee - six wooden, beer-garden style tables sit under an intersection of stringed lights. As a second-level deck overlooks the scene, the area is framed by a wooden fence and potted plants.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sean Varner and The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2011
Before last evening, I’d never met McCormick and I’d not been introduced to Schmick. I’d never even been to or heard of McCormick and Schmick’s. Presently, I’ve still not met McCormick or Schmick. To be honest, I’m not even sure they exist. Luckily, though, I did get to meet McCormick and Schmick’s newly renovated patio. I plan on getting to know it even better. The old M&S patio apparently wasn’t so nice, something you might find stuck to the back of your aunt’s house.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
The owners of Michael's Cafe in Timonium have announced plans to add a Federal Hill location. The new restaurant, which is being planned for a spring 2014 opening, will operate under the Michael's name but with a slightly different concept, according to a Michael's spokeswoman. A Baltimore County fixture since 1984, Michael's is owned and operated by the Dellis family, who have also announced some changes at the Timonium home. The planned renovations will expand the existing 500 square-foot outdoor patio into the Patio at Michael's Cafe, a 2,400 square-foot space encompassing a newly designed indoor bar, outdoor lounge, dining area and back bar. The Timonium restaurant will remain fully operational during the renovations, which are expected to be completed by the end of the summer.
BUSINESS
By Karol V. Menzie & Randy Johnson | October 12, 1997
WATER -- getting it where it belongs and keeping it out of places it doesn't belong -- is often a major headache for homeowners. Problems with too much water are especially intractable, as they are often related to other problems having nothing to do with water.So we sympathize with the Baltimore reader who wrote to us about his water problem."I recently moved back into a townhouse that I had rented for the last four years while I was working in Europe. Ever since the house was built, the area immediately behind the house has been damp, if not wet. Because of the house's orientation, the damp area gets very little sunshine.
NEWS
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2010
The Friendly Inn's neighbors have lost another round in their quest to stop the Ellicott City tavern from building an outdoor patio, though the yearlong struggle may be far from over. The bar and restaurant, known in recent years as a gathering place for blues music, has been an outpost on once-rural Frederick Road at Folly Quarter Road since before Howard County adopted zoning in 1948, but newcomers who bought new retirement homes around it say the patio would change the neighborhood they've come to love.
FEATURES
By Nancy Taylor Robson and Nancy Taylor Robson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 24, 1998
A patio can be as simple as a few slabs of stone to keep the lawn furniture from sinking into the ground, or it can be as elaborate as an outdoor living room, complete with lighting, coffee tables and stand-alone fireplace.It can be made of cement, slate, brick, stone, or even gravel (although it is hard on bare feet). While a patio often abuts the house, you can construct a hard surface almost anywhere - for better use of a secluded glade, to support an arbor for shaded outdoor dining, or for a single chair to escape all that quality time with the family.
NEWS
December 12, 1996
Police logLong Reach: 8800 block of Hayshed Lane: Someone broke into a house Monday through an unlocked patio door. A saw, camera and cash were taken.Pub Date: 12/12/96
FEATURES
By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2013
A historic waterfront property sitting on nine acres, high on a bluff with a panoramic view of Annapolis, along with a circa 1840 manor home and farmhouse, are packaged in one bundle known as Severn Side Farm, listed at $5.3 million. For the buyer needing just a little more space, three adjacent lots, which in combination with the main property total nearly 30 acres, can also be purchased for an additional $7.8 million. "The property offers a serene setting with lots of privacy and is a seven-minute drive by boat or car to downtown Annapolis," said listing agent Anne Harrington of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
FEATURES
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
When Jake McCarty decided to build an outdoor living space with a fireplace as a focal point, he knew that natural stone from local land was the way to go. McCarty, a Cockeysville resident, had a lot of ideas about what he wanted in his backyard, but he wasn't sure where to start. "I went to the library and read every book I could find on stonemasonry," he says. Touring the city gave him more inspiration. "I started looking at the older stonework in Roland Park - at how well the corners were cut and lines were made.
NEWS
By Julekha Dash | October 14, 2013
Carving a dining room and patio out of bedrock wasn't the easiest construction project for Pure Wine Cafe owner P.J. Strain. The expansion of the wine bar and restaurant on Ellicott City's Main Street took twice as long and cost twice as much as Strain says he expected. “The charm of Ellicott City also provides one of the obstacles to building and growing,” says Strain, who grew up in Clarksville. “There's no straightforward construction project. There's a lot of little hiccups in the buildout.” But after seven months and a $200,000 investment -- split with his landlord, Alexander Design Studio -- the much-anticipated second-floor and alfresco dining area wrapped up in late August.
FEATURES
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
Significant damage was caused to Grand Central in Mount Vernon on Monday night when a driver fleeing transit police lost control of his vehicle, smashed into a pickup truck carrying drums of paint and careened through the bar's outdoor patio. The accident left the bar, a popular gathering place for the neighborhood's large gay community, covered in white paint as bystanders watched Maryland Transit Administration officers continue their pursuit of the driver on foot, said Terry Owens, a MTA Police spokesman.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
Sitting on the cool patio at Donna's at Cross Key's, enjoying a fine dinner of gazpacho, Moroccan-spiced lamb meatballs and bouillabaisse, I got to telling my friends about the old days at Donna's. These friends weren't living in Baltimore back in 1992, when it all started. "You know," I told them, "no one was dipping bread in olive oil before Donna's started it. " I'm not sure they believed it. I'm not sure I believe it, but that's how I remember it. If you've forgotten 1992 - I know I have - Bill Clinton was elected president, the Orioles played their first season at Camden Yards and Michael Keaton was Batman.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
The owners of Michael's Cafe in Timonium have announced plans to add a Federal Hill location. The new restaurant, which is being planned for a spring 2014 opening, will operate under the Michael's name but with a slightly different concept, according to a Michael's spokeswoman. A Baltimore County fixture since 1984, Michael's is owned and operated by the Dellis family, who have also announced some changes at the Timonium home. The planned renovations will expand the existing 500 square-foot outdoor patio into the Patio at Michael's Cafe, a 2,400 square-foot space encompassing a newly designed indoor bar, outdoor lounge, dining area and back bar. The Timonium restaurant will remain fully operational during the renovations, which are expected to be completed by the end of the summer.
NEWS
August 5, 2007
A lover of Asian art and design, Thompson turned an unattractive backyard patio into a Japanese-themed garden -- complete with a dry stream bed and a dog kennel that resembles a Japanese tea house. Read about her garden and see more pictures tomorrow at baltimoresun.com / gardener.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
J. Paul's at Harborplace is throwing a patio party Thursday night. The $25 ticket includes "heavy appetizers," house wine, rail drinks and Natty Boh cans. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore, a privately funded, non-profit residential program for children-in-need. The patio party is at 5:30-8 p.m. on May 30 at J. Paul's , 301 Light St. For information call 410) 659-1889 or go to www.bhghbaltimore.org. #sigshell { padding: 10px; float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2013
The new outdoor bar and dining space at Wit & Wisdom has a name: Wit on the Water. The bar seats 12 with additional waterside seating for 85. Along with its new dining space, Wit & Wisdom , the main restaurant at the Four Seasons Baltimore Hotel , is introducing new lunch, dinner and tavern menus. New lunch options include a chilled salmon salad,  New England lobster roll, tamarind-glazed swordfish and a Tuscarora spring vegetable tagliatelle. New dinner listings include "regional tavern classics" like wood-oven roasted Virginia chicken served with black truffle macaroni and cheese and an updated selection of wood-grilled meats and seafood dishes.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.