Coffered Trellis Ceilings

Coffered trellis ceilings on pergolas bring together architectural style and practical functionality. Originally seen indoors, these designs now find a fitting outdoor application. The structured beams not only enhance the outdoor space but also provide shade and define the pergola's boundaries. The interplay of light and shadow within the coffered trellis adds visual interest, making the pergola a captivating focal point.

Beyond aesthetics, coffered trellis ceilings contribute to the overall atmosphere of a pergola. The repetitive geometric patterns create a sense of order, making the space inviting for relaxation and socializing. Gaps between the beams allow sunlight to filter through, adding a dynamic touch. This makes the pergola suitable for both daytime retreats and evening gatherings. The coffered trellis ceiling blends form and function, turning pergolas into timeless outdoor sanctuaries with architectural finesse and a welcoming ambiance.

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The Effects of Architectural Garden Structures on the Home

Architectural garden structures play a pivotal role in enhancing the overall appeal and value of a home, contributing positively to both aesthetic and financial aspects. These structures, meticulously designed and integrated into the landscape, serve as focal points that not only add visual interest but also create a harmonious connection between the interior and exterior spaces. A well-designed garden structure, such as a pergola or a gazebo, provides a sense of continuity and cohesiveness, seamlessly blending the natural environment with the built space. This synergy can significantly elevate the overall ambiance of the property, offering residents and visitors a serene retreat within the confines of their own home.

Beyond their aesthetic charm, architectural garden structures can substantially increase the property value. Potential buyers are often drawn to homes with thoughtfully designed outdoor spaces, viewing them as extensions of the living area. A beautifully crafted garden...

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DC Backyard Garden

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In a residential setting within Washington D.C., a backyard garden showcases the utilization of Accoya wood for its pergola, fence, and deck structures. Crafted for durability, the pergola is entwined with climbing vines, while the fence surrounding the garden provides privacy using the same sturdy Accoya wood, painted in Garden Grey for a neutral aesthetic. The deck, constructed from this same resilient wood, serves as a functional space. This garden exemplifies the application of Accoya wood in various outdoor structures, emphasizing durability, functionality, and aesthetic cohesion within an urban environment. This is also a great demonstration on how to achieve a wonderful outdoor space within a smaller area.



Accoya deck with rails and pergola



Accoya fence viewed from outside the yard



Accoya pergola with hanging plants

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Pergola Pavilion w/ Outdoor Kitchen

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In one frame, the Poolside Pergola Pavilion speaks volumes about outdoor living. Its vibrant blue standing seam metal roof stands out, complementing the natural surroundings. This pavilion isn't just about looks; it's a versatile space. Whether you're lounging by the pool or enjoying a lively gathering, it provides a perfect blend of elegance and practicality.


When you are planning an outdoor kitchen, or bar, or lounging area, think about having at least some of the space covered with a solid roof which protects against rain, and provides full shade! Here are some more examples for your outdoor kitchen.



Attached pavilion with outdoor kitchen and fireplace



Pergola with solid roof

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Ipe Pergola & Portly Portico

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                                 Below view of attached pergola                            Portico


Crafted from the finest Brazilian hardwood, these Ipe pergolas and porticos elevate your outdoor space, seamlessly blending the charm of your home with the tranquility of the natural surroundings. Their rich, natural hues and unparalleled strength not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor area but also provide a durable and long-lasting solution against the elements, creating an inviting ambiance that welcomes you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors in utmost style and comfort.

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Pergolas, Defined

What are Pergolas?

A pergola is an outdoor structure consisting of vertical pillars or posts that support a series of crossbeams or rafters on top. The beams create a grid-like pattern that provides partial shade and defines a designated space within the outdoor space. Pergolas are often made of wood or metal and can be freestanding or attached to a building. They serve as an architectural element that adds height, visual interest, and a sense of enclosure. Pergolas are commonly used to create outdoor seating areas, dining spaces, or to define pathways. They also offer support for climbing plants, such as vines or roses, which can be trained to grow and cover the pergola, providing additional shade and a lush, green aesthetic.

To learn more about pergolas please visit our Learn Section here

A cedar pergola in a rooftop setting


Pergola Elevation & Plan

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Preferred Woods for Outdoor Construction and Their Sustainability



At FineHouse we have become increasingly fond of Accoya wood; which is a branded name for Radiata Pine that has been modified by pressure treating it with acetic acid, can you say Vinegar! This process makes it way more durable, stable, and resistant to decay.

 In the picture below, we chose Accoya when the customer asked for a black finish. Any other species painted black will seriously distort under the duress of solar radiation. 

Accoya is sourced from certified sustainable forests and is fully biodegradable at the end of its life cycle. Its durability means it has a longer lifespan than many other wood products, reducing waste and minimizing the need for frequent replacements. This unique combination of sustainability, durability, and environmentally friendly properties makes it an attractive option for a range of applications, both residential and commercial.

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An Accoya structure...

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