new entry porch with a flared hip roof
Photo: Keith Scott Morton
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Uniting a House With Its Entry (After)

Architect McKee Patterson specified a new entry porch with a flared hip roof and simple square columns with curved braces patterned after ones used elsewhere on the house.

He kept the home's original Dutch door but rebuilt the bluestone steps. He then added four new cedar porch columns with braces, and a porch deck made of fir.

Painted cedar railings, finial-topped newel posts, and a pair of built-in benches round out the details. Aligning the base of the porch roof with the houses's frieze board, which separates the first and second floors, marries the entry to the house and makes it look as though it has always been there.
COST: About $9,000
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