From the Backyard

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in On the Boards, Residential | No Comments

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


1311_Courtyard-Scheme A

Scheme A: This sketch illustrates the veranda attached to the existing garage, which has been converted to a media room/lounge.

1311_Courtyard-Scheme B

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.

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