Design & Style

Gorgeous Gazebos

4 designs that allow enjoyment of outdoor living at its finest
By Mark R. Johnson
Published: March 1, 2012
Colorado Trail Ridge timber-frame gazebo
Photo by Roger Wade Studio,
Outdoor rooms are all the rage in cabin country, and we’re not surprised. Cabin living is all about cozying up to the great outdoors, and the ultimate outdoor room is a gazebo. Ron Mijal is Mr. Gazebo, if anyone deserves the moniker. His company, Heartland Gazebos, has built more than 1,000 of the mini retreats over 18 years.
Overwhelmingly, his clients report that their gazebo is “the most used improvement” they’ve ever made to their property, and 80 percent say, “We use it all the time.”
According to Ron, these are the top three ways his clients use their gazebos: Number one – a lunch spot; number two – an evening relaxation pad (“We hear all the time, ‘That’s where we enjoy our evening wine’ ”); number three – an alfresco breakfast nook. Well, we’ve found four gazebos – one of Ron’s, plus three others – that we’d be happy to visit, morning, noon, or night.
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