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Jan ‘16

Outdoor Living Spaces Enhance The Art Of Entertaining


Phil Kean, an award-winning and internationally recognized contemporary architect, is renowned for innovative modern homes with a seamless indoor-outdoor flow. “We’re a Florida based architecture, construction, and interior design firm,” says Kean. “So creating beautiful, often surprising, outdoor living spaces has become a hallmark of which we are very proud.”

President of Phil Kean Design Group in Winter Park, Kean appreciates the many opportunities the firm has to take indoor-outdoor living to new levels of beauty and functionality. “When siting a new home on a property, we make the most of views and topography,” he says. “We let nature help us showcase the luxurious indoor-outdoor lifestyle that people want to enjoy today.”

What sets a PKDG outdoor living experience apart? Everything! Outdoor seating and conversation areas often face a show-stopping water feature, from a multi-tiered infinity edge pool to a sparkling lake or a one-of-a-kind fountain. Dramatic fire features add romance to evening living—a natural stone fireplace, an artisan crafted fire pit, or sconces of dancing flame. Or perhaps a starlit night is all the art you need in an outdoor living space designed to open a higher story, or a rooftop, to a magnificent view.

In the hands of Kean and his illustrious team, outdoor living spaces become extraordinary natural extensions of indoor living. A master suite may boast an intimate private living area embracing nature and sky. From a spectacular contemporary kitchen, a wall of disappearing glass doors can take the party outside. Suddenly you’re in an outdoor entertaining area complete with a state-of-the-art custom outdoor kitchen, al fresco dining “room” and multiple seating and conversation areas. Stunning sustainable materials, rich natural woods and stone, and the latest technological advances are always present in a Phil Kean outdoor living design.

Extensive use of floor-to-ceiling low-e windows and doors, the most beautifully and efficiently designed sunshades, art or sculpture in an unexpected niche, not to mention the much-awarded minimalist interior design sensibilities of PKDG take outdoor living spaces above and beyond.

Phil Kean Design Group of Winter Park has been celebrated for its outdoor living and entertaining designs for many years, from top honors at Parade of Homes to Grand Aurora Awards to being named the architect and design firm for the both the 2017 NAHB New American Home and the 2017 New American Remodel and many, many more.

“It’s the joy we all take in what we do that I think everyone picks up on,” says Kean. “The honors are pretty nice, too.”