An outdoor dining, reading, and chilling room for a busy family who in their words "will eat outside 364 days a year" given the option.

A concrete slab on grade supports a wooden superstructure made from locally sourced Eastern White Cedar. Modern lines create a bright, open, high ceiling room which emphasizes natural light and views. The roof structure is over sized to support a green roof. Tucked in beside it is a storage shed for all those back yard bits.

We love little projects like this where we get to play with exposed structure, simplicity in materials and design, and to break some rules due to the lack of need for insulation, air sealing, and HVAC.