This house had expansion restrictions because of its proximity to Minnesota's Lake Elmo. To make a larger patio space, designers cleverly worked around the limits by installing a custom pergola frame with a louvered roof and vinyl wall panels.
Located in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, this master suite opens to a large terrace overlooking the ocean. The movable glass-wall system, in conjunction with custom-made louvers from native species of wood, allows for flexibility in this tropical climate. The house can be opened to the coastal air, but also closed when temperature and humidity rises.
Designer Shane Inman takes advantage of floor-to-ceiling wall space with louvered cabinetry and pull-out drawers in this galley-style laundry room. Custom industrial-inspired butler doors take up minimal space and introduce an interesting design element into the space.
To give this lake house's patio ultimate flexibility, the architect removed the outer wall of the existing porch and replaced it with a custom pergola frame. The roof is made of rotating louvers that can open up or shield the space. Clear vinyl walls can be added with the flip of a switch.
This backyard deck features a large pergola and plenty of seating. An outdoor sectional, complete with plump yellow cushions, invites guests to linger in the shade of the rustic hardscape. The rooftop design features tropical hardwood decking, reclaimed timber, glass panels, louvered slat screening, custom fire pit, sectional and lounge chair.