Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake Provides Custom Solution to One-of-a-Kind Design Challenge

Outdoor living just became a lot more comfortable for these homeowners in the Dallas neighborhood of Preston Hollow.


— Stunning new screened pool cover in Preston Hollow designed and built by Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake.

Problem: You love to read beside your backyard pool but the feeding frenzy of hungry mosquitoes prevents you from enjoying your outdoor living space.

Solution: A new screened pool cover and detached cabana designed and built by Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake. Done!


— Custom detached screened cabana.

Sometimes your situation calls for a unique solution, and this is one of those times. Many homeowners who love the outdoors and can’t bear the unrelenting attack of mosquitoes simply add a screened porch onto their house. Ah, but our clients in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas have a pool in their back yard. They wanted to keep mosquitoes away from the pool, which isn’t close enough to the house for a screened porch design to provide the solution.


— The perfect place to escape in a good book!

Screened room and patio builder Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake worked with them to design a solution to meet all their outdoor living needs. We created a screened enclosure over the pool with a matching screened cabana nearby. Now these homeowners enjoy an idyllic spot where they can read and commune with nature – while protected from those pesky mosquitoes. The screened cabana is the perfect getaway destination for an avid reader.

Twenty-first Century Materials, Mid-century Modern Aesthetic

The clients had purchased this Preston Hollow home when they were downsizing. The home’s architectural style is mid-century modern, so we designed the pool cover and screened cabana to blend with that style. However, thanks to improvements in screening technology over the decades, some of the materials we used would not have been available when the home was built.


— Preston Hollow backyard before we began the project.

The homeowners asked for a rustic look with cedar and pine. The screened structures have pine tongue-and-groove ceilings with a clear coat stain that brings out the wood’s light color. The walls are cedar and the posts are cedar which we stained in walnut. We matched their home’s shed roof, which goes a long way to tying the new structures in with the style of the home.


— Preston Hollow backyard oasis after the project was completed.

We used aluminum doors in order to ensure a good seal to keep those mosquitoes out! The frame of these two screened rooms is a Screeneze screening system. The material is aluminum and window-grade PVC (vinyl) with a UV inhibitor. For the screening material, the clients selected TEXTILENE® nano 50 screen, previously SuperScreen™, a premium screening product. SuperScreen is made of coated polyester and comes with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty. These amazing screens offer increased resistance to punctures and tears and better protection from damage by pets, the sun’s UV rays, and mildew. For the flooring in the cabana and around the pool we used beautiful walnut travertine tiles.


— Travertine and Cedar, the perfect rustic combination!

As you can see, the results are beautiful and solved the homeowners’ mosquito problem. The design of their new outdoor living space complements the home’s mid-century style beautifully. They won’t miss another pleasant day of relaxing and reading outdoors.

If the outdoor living space you’re dreaming of presents a design challenge, bring it on! Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake is ready to custom design a solution for you. Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.

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