Merle engineered natural cooling with a raised roof structure of operable clerestory windows for ventilation. “An internal thermal effect created by those venting windows pulls warm air up from below and cool air in through screening on four sides,” he says. Stainless steel mesh screening has a black anodized finish that looks nearly invisible, so the four sides of the room feel magically open to the outdoors.
Outdoor-rated appliances and a low-maintenance paint finish on the cabinets combat saltwater corrosion.
Cabinetry: custom by Ilex’s Millwork Division; ilexconstruction.com.
Grill: Professional Built-in Grill with Double Side Burners; lynxgrills.com.
Refrigerators: Outdoor Refrigerator; lynxgrills.com.
Exhaust hood: custom using rated exterior components; ilexconstruction.com.