Deck with Open Porch

A split-level house with the living area in front poses difficulties for configuring a rear deck. The solution on this project was to construct a front porch.

The new deck and roof line enhanced the appearance of the house as well as expanded the entertainment area. The project had a major impact on this home makeover.

Raised panel PVC-wrapped columns sit atop Craftsman-style stone piers with a cable rail to help lend an Arts and Crafts aesthetic to the house.

The vaulted ceiling is meranti supported by an arched laminated meranti beam. Cedar shakes are on the gable wall.

Inside, a chandelier enhances the dining area with two paddle fans which help keep the mosquitoes at bay.