July 23, 2018
A Cozy Outdoor Living Space
A ground-level timber deck covered by a gable pergola creates this cozy outdoor living space.
Facing out toward the yard like a pair of visitors enjoying the view, these suspended lounge chairs invite visitors to enjoy the view.
The view from within the pergola is not so bad, either. The gabled roof and open corners all contribute to a sense of pleasant airiness and unity with the outdoors. The white-painted timber-lined ceiling provides a clean and streamlined look that also insulates the outdoor living space from heat that radiates from the roof.
The deck has all the amenities needed for serious entertaining — lots of space to move around and mingle, comfortable furniture and even a fully-equipped kitchen to prepare sumptuous feasts.
The deck is built at ground level and is easily accessible. We built a shallow layer around the deck that also functions as a boundary to neatly delineate where the deck structure ends and where the yard begins. A row of sleepers lined around the structure further accentuates this boundary.
A ceiling fan provides ventilation and generates breezes during the warm months…
… and a heater generates heat during the winter. This outdoor living space is ready to serve up fun the entire year.
The house’s interior eases out into the deck via a very spacious doorway.
Accordion doors formalise the separation between the house and the deck.
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