Screen Porch Perfection
Victorian Wrap Around Porch, Chenequa (Beaver Lake), WI
Architecture, Interior Design & Furnishings
A large wrap-around screen porch addition furthers the Queen Anne style of the original house while defining distinct zones for outdoor enjoyment.
A formal outdoor dining space that accommodates table seating for 16 is lit by gas flame sconces. A seating group for 8 is centered below a vaulted ceiling with a pyramid skylight that captures light filtered through the trees. A flat screen TV retracts into a custom cabinet hidden from view when not in use.The outdoor kitchen features a wine refrigerator, beer tap, and custom cabinets with back lit leaded glass doors. An in-cabinet outdoor grill is stationed directly outside the porch kitchen. Casual seating near the whirlpool boasts panoramic waterfront views.
The deck on the screened porch is made of sustainable tropical hardwood. It has the look of a traditional wood deck but has enhanced performance characteristics one would expect in a luxury home. The screen windows and doors are designed to have a minimal presence to maintain an open porch feel, take on lake breezes, and maximize panoramic waterfront views.