Room of the month: A slice of paradise

Say buongiorno to the first ‘pizza room’ featured in our pages.

Story by Barry Kaufman + Photos by John McManus

Not to be controversial, but pizza might just be the world’s most perfect food. While there are plenty who would agree with that statement, there are very few who would dedicate an entire room of their house to Italy’s most ubiquitous export. These homeowners in Hilton Head Plantation dared to dream, and in doing so they created a space that should give any foodie an extreme case of home envy.

“”The owners have a large family and love to cook. Centralizing this indoor/outdoor rec room around the craft of pizza making offers the perfect spot for them to gather and make lasting memories together,” said Group 3 Designs interior designer Taylor Stone. 

As a true family space, it not only puts the communal joy of cooking front and center, it also offers a more rustic, durable counterpoint to the refined aesthetic found elsewhere in the home. Adding to this room’s ingenious utility as a family gathering space, sliders at one end open right out to the terrace which houses a fire pit and raised herb garden.

“It’s fun for the kids and their friends; a perfect spot to hangout and play games,” Stone said.


Rustic finishes gave a nod to old Tuscany while also providing durability to this indoor/outdoor space. A wall of sliding doors were used with the intent of staying open to the adjacent terrace with fire pit during entertaining. The cabinets were made of teak and feature bronze statement hardware to help withstand our humid climate. The porcelain brick flooring and tabby pizza oven offer layers of texture that reinforce the indoor/outdoor aesthetic.

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