In a coastal environment, outdoor spaces are just as important as interiors. The designer turned a closet on the upstairs porch into a full-service bar and equipped the space with a casual dining set. Screens keep bugs out in summer but fully retract into the ceiling on mild days.
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This garden room is a Northwest take on the lanai. It's open on two sided and provides flexible options for outdoor living. The architect conceived it as a summer deck that would "float" in a sea of salal, but it was transformed into an all-season outdoor room when he and the owners decided to add a roof, a fireplace, and walls that slide closed in stormy weather.
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