A little more traditional, perhaps, but nonetheless inviting. Whether you are enjoying a morning cup of coffee or brunch with your best friends, porches and patios have all the amenities you can imagine.
Here, we see two somewhat similar designs. Both offer hidden screens and shades to extend their use well beyond the typical season. Additionally, infrared heating elements and fireplaces provide added warmth for cool days and evenings. The first of these two examples take advantage of the views of the lake. Being ground-level, this patio looks directly to the water and allows guests to simply get up, and walk to the shore.
The next patio is elevated toward the tree canopy. Natural shade provides comfort on even the warmest of days. Plus, nature is right within reach on this lakeshore property by way of the lower level, stair-accessible patio.