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Since a pitched roof would have compromised a view from a second floor window, Dawn Parker designed an “inverted membrane” roof for the six-side pavilion she created for a McLean family. The pavilion is positioned for views of the pool and English gardens.

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If anything in the summer of 2013 points to still evolving homeowner expectations, it may be the frequency with which locals are integrating screen porches, patios, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens into original landscaping schemes that artfully marry the house to its setting.

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