Designed to take advantage of the waterfront views, the lanai provides a central, stylish spot to dine, lounge and relax by the pool.
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The covered lanai off the great room provides the perfect place to entertain and relax outdoors. With an adjacent gourmet grill station, dining space and pool and lounge area, this backyard paradise allows guests to relax in style.
On a warm evening, guests can move from the covered lanai to the open lounge area around the pool to enjoy another beautiful Florida sunset.
Dining With a View
Two round four-seat dining tables are a flexible solution for larger gatherings or a more intimate outdoor dinner. From either table, diners can enjoy an unobstructed view of the pool and the river out back.
Handy Bar Cart
A bar cart holds a variety of entertaining essentials. When needed, the bar cart can be easily moved and used as an extension of the sideboard.
The lanai's modern ceiling fan made of stainless steel above the dining area keeps diners cool as they enjoy their meal.
Recessed lights in the ceiling of the lanai provide illumination for evening meals or a drink outside after dinner.
A sleek gourmet grill encased in manufactured stone sits center stage in the home's outdoor kitchen area next to the lanai. "It's great because it's right off where all the people are seating, so people can speak to whoever is cooking," says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
A refrigerator integrated next to the gourmet grill keeps beverages and fruit cold, and eliminates repeated trips back inside the home for supplies when guests are over.
User-Friendly Grill Station
The gourmet grill station includes plenty of counter space, which allows the cook to prepare a variety of dishes with ease.
The dining tables and chairs are made of a durable woven resin that looks like wicker. This makes the furniture a great choice for the covered but open lanai.
The entire lanai is covered in Mediterranean-style pavers with a pinkish-grey tone that compliments the colors of the home and surrounding area.
Smart Storage Space
A collection of colorful indoor/outdoor pillows in different patterns sit lined up under the sideboard, ready for use in the lanai or adjacent pool lounge area.
With the grill area right next to the lanai, the cook never feels disconnected or isolated from guests.
Simple white dishes, distinctive flatware and a touch of nature are a few of the components for entertaining on the relaxed lanai.
A glass of water or lemonade is the perfect solution for a warm afternoon or evening on the lanai.
The sideboard allows the host to set up a user-friendly buffet right on the lanai, so guests can serve themselves and enjoy a relaxed dinner outdoors.
Have a Seat
The lanai's two round tables with four chairs each encourage conversation, and allow guests to linger and enjoy the beautiful water views of the pool and river.
An existing integrated spa that looked dated was eliminated from the pool off the lanai, to allow more space for the walkway.
Relaxed Coastal Living
When all the back French doors of the home are all opened up to the lanai, the beauty of indoor/outdoor Florida living can be fully enjoyed.
A large architectural doghouse that mimics the look, feel and color palette of the house off the pool area adjacent to the lanai is one of the special features that gives this relaxed, comfortable and elegant home personality.