TThe membership of this private club near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania wanted an outdoor dining area adjacent to the main clubhouse. The three season room is wide open on three sides with a fine view of the golf course. Naturally finished Douglas fir timbers complemented by a white pine tongue and groove ceiling. The tongue & groove is thick enough to act as the structural roof deck, making more closely spaced purlins or rafters unnecessary. There are retractable walls hidden in the soffits. Shed dormers on both sides of the roof have operable clerestory windows that help to vent hot air and draw cooler air in down below, as well as bringing daylight into the center of the dining area. During evening dining and parties the uplights mounted on the timber trusses suffuse the space with a soft, warm glow.
Designer: Carbonell Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: Ehret Construction Company, Inc.
Location: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania