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Concepts I like for the covered outdoor area
Natural flow from indoor to porch
Maybe a bit overdone with respect to finishes but I like it. It serves its function without looking like it was stapled onto the side of the house as an afterthought.
I like this a lot. The porch area might be above the walk-out LL - providing a nice perspective of the creek and timber.
Very nice. Open ceilings make it more like a cabin out there.
Would be perfect if it also had space for the walkout below. Then you would get to use the inside of it AND use the porch roof as a deck (driving range!) for the 2FL bedroom.
Great continuity to the indoors with lighting, trim.
Has all the essentials: light, air, modest amount of sq footage
Nice in-between feel: part indoors, part outdoors.
The furnishings make me dizzy but I love the corner windows.