Problem: Client wanted to add a new section of covered patio that would give them a larger entertainment area to enjoy a fire pit, watch the game, and have ceiling heaters while having the new section look like it was always a part of the home. 

Solution: Hopedale enlarged the existing patio and roof to make it not look like an addition. We got the required clearance for an open firepit under the roof (thus the trayed ceiling). We also upgraded parts of the home to compensate for the increased load on the electrical and gas utilities. 

Project: Covered Patio

Name: Tebbit Covered Patio in Dilworth

Architect: Josh Allison

Tebbit Covered Patio

The Tebbit’s craftsman home in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte is an absolute classic and excellent example of this architectural style. So, when the homeowners wanted to extend their covered patio for a larger seating area, they knew that hiring an architect and builder who could craft a space that respects the original architecture was key. 

Architect Josh Allison and Hopedale Builders were re-hired by the Tebbits as they successfully remodeled their kitchen prior. Both brought to the project their knowledge of classic architecture and created an outdoor space that blends seamlessly with the Tebbit’s Charlotte home. The outcome is a perfect spot for a peaceful morning cup of coffee but has plenty of space to sit around the Brick CrossFire gas fire pit and chat with friends over wine in the evening. 

The Tebbits wanted to take advantage of their extended entertainment area, so the team hung another TV over the outdoor dining table, so no matter what, a play won’t be missed.  They also won’t have to worry about cooler weather with the central firepit and ceiling heaters. To pull this off, Josh Allison and Hopedale Builders incorporated a tray ceiling to meet the clearance requirements for fire safety. The team also needed to take into account the increased load on the electrical and gas utilities, so these systems were upgraded to meet the needs. 

Thoughtful placement of every necessity and wish list item gives the Tebbits the covered patio addition they envisioned, executed with both style and function. Hopedale Builders specialize in outdoor living areas that homeowners love, bringing more enjoyment to living life in the outdoors. To find out what your home’s backyard potential holds, contact Hopedale Builders to schedule a consultation. 


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