This glass-covered pergola attached to a stunning home in Perth lets the sunshine flood in when needed, but it also gives homeowners the chance to keep sweltering temperatures at bay. Remote-controlled retractable awnings above the glass are the solution to the intense heat, and overhead fans keep the air moving.
Key design aspects Colour palette: White, timber and black. Materials palette: Recycled blackbutt screening (which screens the view of neighbours), blackbutt flooring and decking, and black anodised-aluminium bi-fold doors. The balustrade wall to the terrace is white-painted brickwork, and the end wall has bricks laid vertically for a feature that extends to the front exterior of the house. Key features: The furniture was all pre-owned. The green upholstered dining chairs and throw cushions on outdoor lounge pick up the greenery outside.