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INSPIRED DESIGN FIT FOR ENTERTAINING
From initial design to full conception, our firm is thankful to have had the opportunity to bring this project to life for our wonderful clients. Looking to expand living beyond the walls of their home, we were able to design and build a new outdoor oasis for their family! At the core resides a large covered porch flanked by other outdoor entertaining areas that include an open-sky patio area and a spa/jacuzzi area incorporated into the natural grading of the landscape.
Almost as critical as the spaces themselves were the overall look and feel of the architecture. We decided that we were going to springboard off the home’s existing aesthetic, and introduce some new natural wood tones and stonework to help warm up the ambiance. More specifically, we incorporated deep stained solid hardwood posts and beams and accentuated those connections with contrasting black architectural hardware. Furthermore, we carried that black detail throughout the rest of the design with the light fixtures, speakers, television, and soffit venting.
Underneath the covered porch anchored by its robust wood-burning fireplace, our clients can enjoy rainy Summer days as well as chilly Fall evenings by the fire – experiencing the sight, smell, and crackle of a fresh wood burn. Whether grilling out with the family or enjoying some beverages with friends, this space affords comfortable bar and lounge seating under cover, all while watching their favorite TV shows or sporting events. Considering the ‘flooring’ as part of the overall design, we incorporated relatively neutral hues throughout and a notably different, but still complimentary paver around the fireplace – one with a darker-toned wood grain to help further distinguish the sculptural centerpiece.
For a better connection between the interior of the Great Room and our new outdoor living area, we replaced two pairs of windows with an expansive quad slider unit; which really helped marry the two spaces. Furthermore, since the community’s Deed Restrictions required that no separate outbuildings could be constructed, we introduced a unique, clean-lined pergola structure interconnecting both structures.
Our clients have already begun enjoying the new spaces; and we are grateful to help bring this exciting project into reality for their family! Thankfully, we have already been called back to tackle another unique project in the home…and we’re looking forward to it!