Outdoor Living Access And Luxury Balanced With The Practical Consideration Of Adequate Outdoor Drainage
In a house that was brand spanking new, something was missing in the Travisso neighborhood in Leander, TX. Although the rear of the home had an open porch area with a single set of stairs leading to the rear landscape, that was about the size of it.
What the family really wanted was an outdoor living space that checked several boxes, so they came to Archadeck of Austin.
Practicality Was One Of The First Considerations
As everything drained from above down to the new home, we had to compensate for that in the building of the new structure. All of the home’s downspouts now run into a drain tile system and out into the yard. Details like this are what our Better Building mantra is all about.
That box being checked, this ambitious construction proceeded.
We started by removing the old stairs and railings and added a new concrete patio in a light broom finish with stone benches and integrated under-ledge lighting. The electrical conduit to achieve this was run under the patio and to the power source so no wires are exposed.
A Stunning Backyard Enclave For Relaxing, Entertaining, And A Beautiful Vista View
Fresh backyard breezes with a covered porch patio. Check.
Outdoor seating with an alfresco dining area. Check.
An outdoor kitchen area. Check.
An integrated hot tub. Check.
3 sets of stairs for access from multiple points surrounding the space. Check.
Secluded privacy when it is desired. Check.
Two sets of retractable screens for protection from outdoor nuisances when they occur. Check.
A fireplace to provide warm glimmers of atmosphere for those times when there is a chill in the air. Check.
It’s All About The Details
It may sound like it was all easy to achieve this configuration, but that’s because our expert team knew precisely how to achieve it all – in perfect balance.
We had to remove part of the original ceiling of the existing porch created by the homebuilder for the necessary electrical rework, most notably to power the retractable screens and the surrounding lighting.
Down at ground level, the hardscape accents were achieved with white chopped block in light nicotine, exquisitely brushed in a Roman stone pattern.
Below that, the exterior foundation of the new outdoor space perimeter was painted to complement the surrounding home exterior.
The enclosed ventless fireplace to the left of the retractable screens is a stone corner unit, powered by gas, to eliminate the muss and fuss associated with natural wooden logs.
To beautifully define the new outdoor area, and provide protection while in the space, as well as accessing it from the rear landscape, a black Fortress railing was added to the upper porch landing and stairs.
Much Ado About Something – Really Something
A feast for the eyes – as well as the soul – an outdoor home improvement of this style, scope, and magnitude is something we’d love to discuss with you at your convenience.
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