For this patio, designers paired cutting edge technology with a laid-back Mediterranean look for luxuriously comfortable outdoor living. Aluminum louvers on the roof rotate to let in light or keep out the rain. There's also a large outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven, outdoor heaters and a fireplace.
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.
The homeowners of this Lake Elmo residence wanted more out of their outdoor space, but couldn't build any closer to the water due to land use regulations. A larger patio and unique pergola offered the perfect solution. The pergola has a louvered roof and lowerable clear wall panels making the space usable in different weather.
The homeowners of this Minnesota residence wanted their outdoor spaces to take full advantage of the lakefront setting. Designers renovated the deck to include a gourmet outdoor kitchen and dining area with a mechanical louvered roof.
Outdoor meals are nearly always comfortable because of this patio's careful design: The louvered roof can rotate as needed. There's a deluxe outdoor kitchen, that includes a pizza oven, as well as outdoor heaters and lighting.
This home's waterfront setting on Minnesota's Lake Minnetonka is beautiful, but it needed shielding from intense afternoon sun. A covered patio met all needs. The roof has automated louvers and the gourmet island helps block the wind. On chilly nights, residents can grab a seat by the fireplace.
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.