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Renovated outdoor living space is a popular gathering spot in this Cincinnati neighborhood

Three fans placed on the underdecking keep the bugs away from this cozy covered outdoor gathering space.

The Hoffman family enjoys a quiet evening around their new fire pit. Neighbors often join the family at night to enjoy area.

Cubbies for firewood were placed behind the bar so that they are out of sight, but within easy reach of the fire pit.

Gavin and the cat, LeBron, cozy up in front of the television that's mounted on the wall of this covered outdoor living space.

A Sunset Martini, this owner's specialty drink, sits at the ready on the counter of this outdoor bar.

Steps leading to the driveway glow softly at dusk, illuminated by strategically-placed outdoor lights.

Due to the slope of this site, the front yard of the home requires a retaining wall similar to the backyard area.

The homeowner enjoys setting up shop behind the outdoor bar and whipping up specialty drinks for guests to try.

From the vantage point of the driveway, the stairs and the fire pit form a nautilus-like shape.

Making good use of their new fire pit at night, son Gavin clearly understands the steps to a perfect s’more.

This couple met at an OSU/Purdue football game. She is an OSU graduate. He graduated from Purdue.

Landon enjoys a late summer snack at the outdoor dining table that is placed just behind the living area.

This aerial view of the glowing fire pit makes it clear that there’s room for at least 16 people to gather in this space alone.

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