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Porch Photo 57
Many houses, like this one, have a section that projects forward of the rest of the house. There are two primary ways to add a full width front porch to these houses. The front Posts can form a straight line across the entire width of the home, as shown here. This creates a deeper porch in front of the recessed section of the house.
Conversely, the porch can maintain a constant depth and follow the outline of the front wall of the house. This will tend to divide the porch into two separate, distinct areas. That can be nice if you wish to have a sitting area that feels slightly removed from the rest of the porch.
This porch incorporates a seldom used but very cost effective way to add height to the Spandrel area. A smaller Ball & Dowel Spandrel is installed into the normal position just below the porch beam, but a plain board is also installed below the Spandrel. This visually doubles the height of the Spandrel. In this case, Brackets, Drops, and Running Trim were mounted below the plain board.
The area at the top of the steps received pairs of Porch Posts. This invited a different Spandrel treatment between each pair of Posts which, in turn, has the effect of dramatizing the entry area.
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