• Residential Concept: Skylight Retractable Roof

    A whole new meaning to “Open Concept” floorplan. This Cabrio Structure was designed to integrate into the house structure of a new construction build. The glass section is fixed, creating a clean and comfortable living room inside. The traditionally built roof above it can “retract” off the building, allowing for sunshine and an open feel […]

  • Innovative Hangar

    In 2011 Kent Forsland, owner of Cabrio Structures, lived on a private airpark. Most of the homes surrounding the landing strip had a metal pole building for a hangar, but his property didn’t have a hangar. Kent’s previous company, Designer Doors, designed doors and shutters to create Architectural Harmony™. The desire to create items that […]

  • Red Wings Biergarten (Little Caesars Arena), MI

    Game days and events don’t wait for good weather. When the weather is nice, everybody enjoys an outdoor beer garden. But when your beer garden is right outside a year-round event arena, you need to be able to use it year-round. When the Detroit Red Wings were building their new arena, they needed a solution […]

  • Hot Chip Burger Bar, MN

    Please Note: Zzest is now Hot Chip Burger Bar Stress. Every morning, Jerry or LeeAnn Zubay checked the weather report to determine if opening the patio was worth the risk. If they risked opening the patio and if the sky opened on Zzest’s outdoor diners, there was no room inside to move those guests. On […]

  • Patrick McGovern’s Pub, MN

    During perfect weather, Patrick McGovern’s patio is popular late into the nighttime hours. But when it rains, snows, or becomes too windy or too humid, the patio isn’t popular. “People don’t eat in the wind any more than they eat in the rain,” Pat Boemer, owner, says. Without a viable option for his patio, Pat accepted the […]

  • Kilroys opening walls and opening roof structure for a year round patio

    Kilroy’s Bar & Grill, IN

    Bad weather during peak season. Kilroys’ clientele are college-aged adults who want a place to party with their friends during the school year. However, the school year is also during the coldest, wettest, windiest and generally most unpleasant time of the year to be outside. So the inside of Kilroys was packed with bodies while their patio […]

  • Midwest Pool House, MN

    A private oasis for fitness and health. When these Minnesota homeowners started looking into ways to stay healthy and enjoy the outdoors, they quickly realized there were challenges. In a Midwestern climate, the usability of outdoor spaces has a limited window. Building an indoor pool and exercise area would create a more functional space, but […]

  • Lake Elmo Inn, MN

    Less than 3 months per year were decent patio days and Lake Elmo Inn wanted more time on their patio. And so John Schiltz installed a plastic tent to increase the amount of time Lake Elmo could seat patrons on their patio. However, no matter how many lights and decorations John hung on and around […]

  • Townhouse, MI

    The perfect blend of functionality and beauty. Townhouse in downtown Detroit, MI wanted a large structure to create an elegant outdoor dining room with the comfort of the indoors. This Cabrio Structure was designed to be the focal point of the restaurant. Positioned on a busy street, against a skyscraper, on the front of the […]

  • Northern Wisconsin Hunting Retreat

    An open and sunny entryway. This Fixed Roof was designed to create a bright and sunny entryway, full of natural light. This hunting cabin is all about enjoying the beauty of the Wisconsin Northwoods. What better way to do that than with a Cabrio Roof System? The Northern Wisconsin Hunting Retreat uses: Peaked, Cabrio Fixed […]