Is it an indoor space or an outdoor one? Depends on the weather. No fewer than 15 retractable screens (which can operate individually or in unison) allow this hybrid communal zone to have it both ways. When the Florida heat and insects are bad, the screens can be deployed, capturing as much as 90 percent of conditioned air inside the lanai and shielding the area from solar glare. When the temperature is balmy and breezy, the space opens wide and yet still features comfy furniture, a TV, and a fireplace. Continuous royal oyster marble flooring makes the transition from interior to exterior seamless.
CATEGORY: Outdoor living space
ENTRANT/BUILDER: Phil Kean Designs, Winter Park, Fla.
INTERIOR DESIGNER: CRT Studio, Winter Park