|Framed New Screened Porch|
The other thing this house is about is gathering and enjoying the lake. This fact makes the back screened porch the most important "room" in the place. As the largest space, it is one of the few that can accommodate a large group- be it baby shower or marriage celebration or weekend reunion. It is literally the best place (other than sitting on the dock?) on the property to view the lake.
I changed the dimensions and orientation of the former screened porch, as well as how it connects to the house. I made it much deeper- before it was under a long continuation of the main roof and was limited to 9'-10" -way too narrow for comfortable outdoor furniture. I also increased the width by 2' and rotated the roof and removed any flat ceiling so the space is vaulted up to 12' tall at the center roof beam.
|Framing of the New Screened Porch|
|Structural Ridge Beam allows for soaring high space|
The home has a traditional street-side wrap-around front porch which remains and now ties into the new first floor bedroom with a glass door.
|Door to Front Wrap-Around Porch from New Bedroom Addition|
|Wrap-Around Porch ties into new first floor bedroom addition|
|Side Porch connects house to yard and screened porch|
|Cable railing system|
|Lattice Detail (from another project)|