Screen Porch on Onota Lake, Pittsfield, MA

The scope of this project was to add a screen porch with a fireplace and barbecue to an existing house on a lake. The client was very interested that it fit into its surrounding and be well landscaped. The house was renovated to expand an existing exercise room and allow an exciting connection between the house and the new porch.

The fireplace and barbecue were built with the assistance of mason, Jim Morgan, who took the lead in helping the client create an original and inventive combination of fireplace and barbecue. The barbecue pit is in the hearth of the fireplace and has an adjustable height grate. Joe Wheaton, the sculptor, designed the hood for this.