Let’s pretend it’s not 100 degrees outside and that you actually want to get out of the house. Well if you were some of our recent clients out in Leawood, you’d be in real fine shape! Prior to this past Spring, the family’s breakfast room walked out onto this standard-fare raised deck.
Without affecting the main footprint of the home (we even kept the existing sliding glass door, window and garage entry!), we enlisted architect Pat Dolan to design a 3-season porch to replace the old wood deck. Check it out now!
Pretty unbelievable, huh?! With 6 inch wide wood tile floors, shiplap walls and tongue & groove ceilings bathed in white paint, the new space feels as much a part of the main house as an interior room addition would! Except unlike an interior room, you get to enjoy the weather (that is, of course, when the weather is actually enjoyable).
Let’s be honest – the two white fans in the ceiling don’t quite quell the heat on exceptionally dreadful days like today, but they help nonetheless! And just behind them on the east wall you’ll notice a couple of wall-mounted 4 foot infrared heaters for chilly weather. But does anyone even remember what chilly weather is or feels like? It’s like a distant memory from oh so long ago…
But let your imagination out to play for a moment and think about how wonderfully perfect it would be to watch Sunday Night Football around this fireplace on a cool autumn night! It sounds glorious! The raised hearth is topped in Indiana Limestone (as is the grill surround and dry bar).
A big thanks to designer Beth Phillips for helping our clients select this great outdoor furniture and all the pillows and fabrics, as well as directing the general design of the space overall.
From the detail of the starburst wainscoting to the reclaimed mantle from Elmwood Reclaimed Timber, this room is packed with subtle, standout details.
But not everything is the same on that side of porch. Immediately to your left as you enter the new 3-season room, Noal Yungeberg – the project manager – custom built a dry bar – again topped in Indiana Limestone where there was once nothing but dead space!
One last thing of note – the screens! Tuffscreens to be exact. They are not your typical screens. They’re incredibly durable – nearly impossible to poke a hole through! Just what these homeowners needed with three boys in high school and college!
We’ve had the privilege of constructing lots of 3-season rooms over the years. Our screened-in porch portfolio is chock-full! So be sure to check them out if you’ve enjoyed seeing this porch! Plus there are a couple houses we’ve previously written about that featured porches here and here! All worth checking out!