Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Private Residence, Winter Park, Fla.
Builder/Architect: Phil Kean Design Group, Winter Park
Photo: Uneek Luxury Tours/Courtesy Phil Kean Design Group
This courtyard home uses 12-foot sliding glass doors to open the interior living space to the lanai. The lanai itself is 1,132 square feet and features a koi pond, a summer kitchen, and an outdoor dining and seating area. Opening the home to the outdoors doubles the home’s living space.
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