This large and detailed structure was designed to provide significant shade while framing the beautiful fireplace as a focal point.
The arches and peaked top exist in the design of the house and were incorporated into the pergola as lateral stabilizers and as a means of spanning the 18' width, respectively.
The posts consist of an assembly of four verticals capturing a center 6 x 6 post at the base. This allowed us to create a functionally and visually strong post that was open and not too massive in appearance. This design would work very well for climbing vines.
Copper plinth bases protect the wood next to the patio from water splash and conceal the stainless steel post attachments.