Let's face it, Austin has some great weather for hanging outdoors. The only problem can be those pesky mosquitoes. What a better way to spend time outdoors than under a screened-in porch. This 700 square-foot space provides not only protection from the bugs but a great fireplace for those chilly evenings. Many reclaimed materials were used in this Bohemian themed oasis.
All the framing construction was done in western red cedar and stained with a high quality exterior stain. The exposed rafters are double 2x10 cedar boards measuring 22 feet long. All screens were custom fabricated in house. Fortunately, the slab was existing. All we had to do was build a 6" perimeter curb to have a level building surface in order install the walls.
The grand staircase was a challenging feat. Boxes to the left and right provide addition seating with a long cedar built in bench atop the landing. The colored wood seen in the photo is beaded board that was salvaged from two houses in Abilene, TX. We couldn't get ourselves to paint over the original boards, so we left them as is. It matches well with the antique indian doors.
Also salvaged from those turn of the century houses was a cache of longleaf pine flooring. The boards were de-nailed, planed and repurposed into our stair treads.