Three Season Splendor
Location: Sandy Springs
For this project, it was important to our clients that what we built looked like it had always been there. They wanted the space to work for them for as many moths as possible, have both covered and uncovered options. In addition, keeping the view from the deck was important to them, as was the space for their grandchildren to play and for their family to watch sporting events. Due to a zoning change we had to fit within the existing footprint due to set-back restrictions.
For three season enjoyment, a gas fireplace with TV and two ceiling mounted radiant heaters were included in the design for cooler nights. Other important elements for comfort included a ceiling fan for air flow screens to keep the bugs out. Weather resistant and low maintenance materials were also paramount to our clients. We chose to use Ipe flooring for its rock-hard quality inside the screened porch. Ipe stands up well to wear-and-tear and has great color. Our clients also requested that the floor have a special element, so we designed an eye-catching inlay. For the non-covered deck we used composite decking for its durability. Finally, to maintain the view we designed the deck to extend four feet past the corner of the house to keep the view open.