Extra space and outdoor living are nice, especially when they can be used year-round. This 3-season room easily accepts glass panels, providing 4 seasons of comfortable outdoor living. To bridge the gap between existing deck and screened room, we added a walk-way between the two spaces, which provides a functional tie-in and also breaks the vertical column look of the center of the home. A deeper overhang shades the south-facing gable end and an added "shade wall" cools the western sun. Custom steel plates and a saddle bracket support a large arched beam, which is repeated in the shade wall.