The Lakeshore project was designed to make use of an otherwise unusable heavily wooded backyard. At the rear of the property is the Lake at White Oak, but the view was obstructed due to the thick undergrowth. The area was cleared to make way for a new cypress, covered structure. Expanding on the structure, we incorporated a cypress deck surround that made the space feel much larger. With the slope of the lot down to the lake, an iron handrail was incorporated for safety. The concrete paver patio provides plenty of room for patio furniture and entertaining, while the deck provides a great area for viewing the lake at sunset in comfortable rocking chairs. The owner’s existing fountain was reused inside a new sugar kettle with a brick seat wall surround. The fountain is a unique feature and adds to the ambiance of the space. The cypress walkway is a subtle nod to a wooded nature walk. It helps to provide access from the covered structure to the side porch, as well as across the back of the house to the garage area. Guests are able to enter the space from multiple locations. The original, rear porch for the house was enclosed and converted into a parlor for the owners to enjoy evening cocktails.