Deck/Porch/Outdoor Living

Gold Winner
Magee Construction Company

Silver Winner:
Audino Construction Inc. Austin, Texas

Bronze Winner:
Grossmueller’s Design Consultants
Washington, D.C.

Honorable Mention:
Sun Design Remodeling Specialists
Burke, Va.

The project started with an outdated ranch home that sat on a premier three-acre lot just outside the city limits. The homeowners, who had just purchased the property, were interested in converting it into a place where they could enjoy the outdoors and entertain friends and family.

When Magee Construction Company began to design this incredible outdoor mecca, they considered all of the homeowners’ hobbies and interests — swimming, cooking, relaxing by a warm campfire and entertaining. The result of this plan included an in-ground pool, pool house, hot tub, outdoor kitchen and fire pit.

The outdoor kitchen has emerged as one of the leading trends in the home improvement market, and not only in the Sunbelt region, but all across the nation. This kitchen was designed both for entertaining large groups and easy access when cooking for the family. Magee Construction chose stained concrete countertops because of its low maintenance and ability to endure extreme temperature changes. An open cedar timber “ceiling” was constructed over the kitchen to provide shade and space for overhead lighting. The 4- by 12-ft. solid cedar timbers create a heavier appearance which is in scale to the overall size of the outdoor area.

When designing the pool, the depth was considered to make it functional for lap swimming and pool volleyball. An electronic retractable pool cover was installed to ensure the safety of the owner’s grandchildren. The deep blue finish of the pool makes it an attractive focal point in both artificial and natural light. Magee Construction paid close attention to concealing the neccesary automatic filtering and heating system, which is located in a section of the pool house.

The 22- by 22-ft. pool house ties nicely with the design elements that replicate the front porch of the existing home. This structure serves as a storage facility for pool toys, houses a sauna and has a large front porch for lounging. This area is also equipped with a bathroom and outdoor showering area.

SILVER: Audino Construction Inc.
Austin, Texas

BRONZE: Grossmueller’s Design Consultants
Washington, D.C.