Schroeder Family Hangout Tower

Completed July 2013

This roomy, two-story space was designed to give the family's two teenage boys a fun, airy and shaded place to hang out outside. With a lower level footprint of just 5'x6', the clubhouse fits neatly in a corner of the backyard.

Good ventilation on both levels was very important - but the eaves and overhangs mean that the space stays dry in all but the hardest rains.

Placement beneath a large pin oak tree provides great shade, especially on hot afternoons.

A separate loft for each boy provides just enough personal space, without completely closing off the space. Perfect for sleepovers.