Garden Room in Potomac

Working in tandem with a landscape redesign, the owners of this 1990’s Colonial Revival wanted to add exterior space for large family gatherings and take advantage of the property views with a new pavillion – screened porch. The program includes extended family dining alfresco, cozy-by-the-fire seating for football watching with adjacent bar and grill amenities.

The simple elongated L-shaped porch is designed as a three-part functional plan, where bar/grill area is housed in the smaller volume near the house, and dining and sitting flow into one another seamlessly under the main, tall gabled space. A low stone wall wraps around the seating area and terminates in a sloped chimney and fireplace.  

The roof framing further delineates this aesthetic of space: sitting, entry and dining.  The perimeter is completed by full height, retractable screens and doors that allow the rest of the pavilion to open onto the landscape. Integral LED uplighting and landscape lighting highlighr the natural materials of bluestone, slate, and cedar.


Project Data
Datesummer 2022
Locationpotomac, md
Contractors triumph custom homes, general contractor
Consultants plusen landscape architects
Photography anne gummerson
Collection the porch
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