||Rancho Mahalo - my new build in South Austin, TX
Joined: Sep 16, 2013
From: Austin, Texas
|Posted: 2013-09-17 12:15 am  Permalink|
Aloha folks! - I've been looking around and enjoying posts here a long time, but lost my old account info. I'm a designer living in Austin, TX - and a longtime tiki fan. I finally have a project coming together thats worth posting and sharing, and could use use some good input here and there too. We have a cool little midcentury ranch home that we've been enjoying and doing improvements here and there for a few years, and finally we are ready to get the big screened in porch project - our South Austin Lanai - underway. I've got a great designer/builder I'm working with to bring Rancho Mahalo to life.
Heres a peek at the plan:
Its all screened in - so we don't have to worry with those Texas mosquitos and biting critters that can make relaxing with a Mai Tai a little difficult. All cedar construction and will have alot of cool custom tiki touches. Its going to be a big added area to enjoy at home. Nice modern A-frame roofline compliments the house and gives it a period shape - dig the custom "prow" shape at the top of the middle support beam.
The current patio is just a concrete slab with a small metal roof over it - we are taking the metal roof out and going over the top of the concrete with a raised deck to take in all of the space
The bar and furniture is from my good pal Von Franco, and used to be on his old tiki porch in Riverside, CA - we spent some good times hanging out back there, and now the bar is gonna get a new home here
Some great carvings from B-One Tikis
Landscaping is going in back there too - we had to hold it up a bit for construction to get going
But now it is rolling and progress is getting made - the subfloor going in:
And starting to rise up!
Super excited to get this project happening, and I'll share more progress and some sketches of ideas as we get further along
Thanks for all the great resources here, and figured this would be a great way to reintroduce myself to the Tiki Room Community!
Joined: Mar 27, 2002
|Posted: 2013-09-17 12:37 am  Permalink|
Glad that bar went to someone who appreciates it. I spent quite a bit of time in franco's riverside tiki patio, smokin cigars and hangin out.
I look forward to the progress...
Joined: Sep 06, 2013
From: South Mississippi
|Posted: 2013-09-17 07:17 am  Permalink|
Now that's a serious project, have fun.
Joined: Aug 26, 2008
From: San Dimas, ca
|Posted: 2013-09-17 07:34 am  Permalink|
wow, that's some serious space!!! Im so jealous since Im in a little condo and have no where to go! lovin the tiki masks and animal print!!! Im betting your holding the good stuff back to wow us all once its done!!! Id love to do what your doing on my patio, maybe enclose it and give me more indoor/outdoor living space, but my evil H.O.A. and Commissar frowns on add-ons or any thing that looks different, I guess its time to move!!!
cant wait to see more!!!!!!!!!!!
Joined: Nov 08, 2010
From: western australia
|Posted: 2013-09-17 07:50 am  Permalink|
Heave-ho and up she rises!!! Man, this is exciting!!!
Best of luck, really look forward to more.
Joined: Jul 15, 2011
From: Cleveland, OH
|Posted: 2013-09-17 12:18 pm  Permalink|
Whoa! That's going to be killer!