Outdoor Living Area

Winter Park, Fla.

Project name: Highland
Project location: Winter Park, Fla.
Square footage: 3,276
Total project cost: $650,000

The plan for this outdoor living area was to create a space that functioned as an outdoor living room and could also be enclosed with retractable screens to create real indoor/outdoor living. The greatest challenge was creating an open space that maintained privacy from the adjacent homes. Phil Kean Designs in Winter Park, Fla., chose a solution where the lanai opens to the great room and master bedroom sitting area with automated pocketing glass doors. The lanai floors are of the same material as the interior of the home. A fireplace, TV and furniture help to create an outside living room. The pool/spa/fountain creates a focal point as well as generates a peaceful sound. For necessity during the Florida summers, retractable screens enclose the space, and tall vegetation and a privacy wall create the privacy needed from the adjacent neighbors.