The screened living room

Posted on Sun, 7 Aug 2011 by KiM

A couple weeks back Maureen shared with us a home featured in the Modern Home Tour in Austin. This time it’s a home from the Outdoor Living Tour that is a DREAM!
As described by the architect (Cass Cheesar Architects): One of the main objectives of this project was to celebrate sustainable design while making the elements esthetically intriguing. The cypress rain screen was allowed to gray in it’s natural time and the steel was left to create a seal of rust. Another objective was to site the project so the clients could experience the urban nature of their backyard while maintaining a small carbon footprint.
He called it The Screened Living Room. How I wish I had the space for something like this in my yard. WOW!! (Photos by Andrew Chan)

homestilo says:

Definitely looks like a great spot for some R&R. Also like the water feature off of the deck.

laura says:

love love love! i especially love the chairs as i have one in my living room and people always laugh when i say it's an outdoor lounger.
great post as always :O)

Jen H says:

I'm interested in the roof vent/sky light. Any info?

What a great addition. And love the fire pit.


I'd like to see more of the connection between the two structures. It looks a little odd from what I see.
The living room, though, is wonderful. The cedar is great and I can just imagine how great it is to hang out there on summer nights.
I can definitely use one of these….
– agata.

OH man. This space is so, so good. Thanks for sharing, bookmarking this one for sure.

maureen says:

hey all! thanks for the wonderful comments! not really sure about the vent/sky light. Agata, we didn't get to tour the actual house but Cass, the architect would be happy to answer all your questions. He is amazing!

You can contact him here

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