Porch Addition to a 1970′s Modern House

The Owners’ of this modern house were looking for a functional porch and a chance to enhance the appearance of their street façade. 

The design response was a high ceilinged porch extending past the east end of the existing house.   The height and extra length give the porch more presence towards the street.  The tall, south facing porch openings also allow the winter sun to penetrate the house windows.   A low stone retaining wall with a limestone cap serves as a bench and shelf.  

An existing front entry with new painted siding and a tall window provides a contrasting vertical element

Contractor:  Dave Sharp, Sharp Designs