The Porch Company (www.porchco.com) is honored to be the Chrysalis Awards’ National Winner in the category of Outdoor Living. We have previously won Regional Chrysalis Awards in 2000, 2001 and 2006 but this is our first national award. The Porch Company teamed up with Site Works (www.siteworksoftn.com) to transform a dated pool and back yard into an easily maintained outdoor living space including a pool pavilion, a fireplace and cooking station, and generous travertine patios to create gathering areas that can handle large parties or dinner for four.
Pool Pavilion with travertine floor & pool deck
Outdoor fireplace and grilling area
Wide limestone steps connecting upper patio space to pool area.
A master plan insures that the structures and spaces meet the needs of the client in an aesthetic manner. But it is the details that make the plan great. On this project, we had drainage issues to resolve to insure function and long term maintenance. We took the function of drainage and turned it into a design element using rain chains and decorative urns to capture and release the water into strip drains strategically placed. We also raised the curbing around the flower beds to hold mulch in place.
By repeating shapes, patterns and color we unified the elements and created accents.
Contrasting linear and curved lines creates order with softness.
The Porch Company is a design/build construction company working in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas. We focus on outdoor structures with “walls that breath” with a goal of creating spaces which allow our clients to enjoy A Simpler Way of Life.
A special thank you to my husband, Paul Moore (www.jpaulmoorephoto.com) for the photographs!
The Chrysalis Awards program, begun in 1994, recognizes the nation’s best work in fifteen general categories of residential and commercial remodeling, as well as National Remodeler of the Year winners. The Chrysalis Awards are open to any professional remodeler or design professional in the United States.
Continuing to set new standards of professionalism, 87 remodeling companies from across the United States were named winners at the seventeenth annual Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The winning projects were selected from over 475 entries. The entries were judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.
Pictures of the 2010 award-winning projects can be seen on the internet at www.chrysalisawards.com beginning in mid June . For more information about the Chrysalis Awards, contact Ken Kanline at 888-263-5687 or at [email protected]