I’ve recently started work on the renovation and addition to a house in the Elmwood neighborhood in Abilene. The client enjoys entertaining – especially if it involves their children or grandchildren – and expressed the need for more room to host their family for the weekend and/or larger dinner parties. We are working through design concepts now that aren’t ready to share, but following are a couple of quick sketches that examine the addition of a veranda (with outdoor fireplace) to take advantage of their beautifully landscaped backyard
Scheme A: This sketch illustrates the veranda attached to the existing garage, which has been converted to a media room/lounge.
Scheme B: This sketch illustrates the veranda adjacent to the existing den. The garage (still on the far left) has been converted to a media room/lounge in this scheme as well with new full-height windows to take advantage of the view.