This patio is very cozy looking. The seating around the fireplace is a perfect spot to entertain. The kitchen in the back corner makes it very functional for barbecuing, just as they space should be used for. There is lots of extra space to still move around as needed. I also love the overhead shade.
The first thing I notice about this picture is the exterior of the house. The exposed wood is very appealing to me. I love the wood used on the deck itself. There is a very minimal amount of furniture which makes it feel very open. The hammock would be a perfect place to relax on a summer night.
I love the brick work all around the patio. Along with the wood, this gives a very natural feel. The outdoor kitchen makes it very functional. Food and a fireplace (and dogs) is a great way to draw people together, which makes the patio serve its purpose. Even though this patio is closed in on at least 2 walls, it feels very open to the elements and nature.