Get inspired by this Maryland coastal house's comfortable screened porch kitchen.
As a frequent guest at their gatherings, Merle knew how much the family enjoys walking across the back lawn to the water where they set sail for the bay every chance they get. Until they built the addition, the long, beautiful view of the water wasn’t visible from where they entertained. “Rooms inside the house had been renovated before,” Merle says, “but not in a way to cater to their lifestyle on the water.” So he designed a single, enormous room that’s multipurpose. “It’s a 40- by 19-foot, one-room-deep, floor-to-ceiling screened addition to the main house,” he says. “And except for where it’s attached by double doors to the main house sunroom, it is entirely separate to facilitate air circulation.”