Home/Office on the Range

by Jay Winfrey
(Portland, Oregon)

The Home/Office on the Range is a shed porch design that highlights the dramatic beauty of the West Texas Plains while protecting its inhabitants from the drastic weather events common in the area.


The porch is organized into three sections: an open patio covered by a retractable awning, an outer porch covered by a slatted wood sunscreen common in Texas architecture and an inner porch surrounded by movable louvers. Each area presents different possibilities and uses such as having an outdoor meeting on the patio or relaxing after work on the inner or outer porches.

A butterfly roof sits atop the shed and inner porch. The shed interior is covered by insulated corrugated metal roofing while the inner porch is covered by a translucent corrugated polycarbonate roofing. This translucent roofing will allow diffused natural light to fill the inner porch.

The louvers work on a pivot system. They can be lifted slightly and rotated individually. Lowering the louvers will lock them into a closed, fully open or 45 degree position. Closed, the louvers will protect you from strong Spring and Winter winds. Opening the louvers will allow you to watch the thunderstorms as they build in the East or experience a dramatic West Texas sunset.

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Ok
by: Anonymous

Nice nut it still needs a work on it

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Well-thought through...
by: emily

How rare to find a workable shed that will allow you to take in the magnificence that is a West Texas Thunderstorm without fearing for one's life. And, as a personal note, my dog would love watching nature while sitting under the protective covering of the awning.

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Well Done!
by: Joseph

I too like the louver setup, so versatile.

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adjustability
by: Hess

I would have liked to see a plan of this structure- I'm curious to know what the square footage is. That mentioned, it seems to have a lot of adjustable shading features that are ideal- namely the louvers and the window awning. These elements also give it a stronger presence and interest, without increasing the footprint. Curious to know if there is some roof venting for the enclosed shed area. Altogether though, a well thought-out.


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Perfect!
by: Jan

This shed is perfect for the weather out here in West Texas. I would buy it!

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Perfect!
by: Jan

This shed is perfect for the weather out here in West Texas. I would buy it!

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Functionality + Landscape Incorporation = A+
by: Ryan

Congratulations on creating on porch area that not only serves as a smooth transition from the West Texas landscape into the Home/Office, but also creates additional functional living space for a typical West Texas evening or morning, once the winds have subsided.

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one word
by: Anonymous

fabuloso!!!!

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Practical solution
by: Shem

I like the practical solution of the louvers shielding from Texas' extreme weather.

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Love the porch
by: Kate

I love the fact that the shed has a porch. I'm always looking for something with multifunctionality.

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Perfect setting for a sunset
by: Carrie

I would like to watch the sunset on the inner porch. I appreciate that the shed design provides multiple micro-climates and enjoyable spaces to be. It's absolutely lovely!

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sold!
by: psalms

I'll take one.

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Some shed!
by: Ben V

A fantastic, modern shed. Functional and beautiful.

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Best shed!
by: Aaron

This design is light years ahead of what most people consider shed-worthy!

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