The clients have a home based company called “Garden Dreams” where they sell plants and they were interested in building a covered pavilion.
They wanted somewhere to sit undercover when it rained but still enjoy being outdoors.
When we first visited the site, we were in awe of their landscaped yard, waterfall and spectacular gardens.
The pavilion’s main footprint is 10’x 12’ but with 3’ cantilevered roof on the gables, it increased the actual living space to 10’x 18’ protected by the roof.
The pavilion is constructed of seasoned eastern hemlock timbers and finished with 2 coats of a butternut colored stain.
Some of its unique features are the graceful gunstock corner posts, arched walk-through arbors, embellished timber ends on the plates, sweeping rafter tails, elegant curved knee braces and custom metal boots.
The roof is natural stained 1½” tongue and groove boards covered with eastern white cedar shingles. Impel rods were inserted near the bottom of the each post and plugged to help protect damage from water.
The clients installed a natural slate floor and pathways.
Sitting under the pavilion in the Adirondack chairs listening to the waterfall is so enjoyable and peaceful.