Out West

How do you capture a big view and protect the home from the evening sun? Our clients wanted to improve their home's image, create open social space, and find a way to enjoy a big winter vista through the trees across the road. Adding a big friendly porch out west was the answer. The new porch and remodeled interiors work together to transform the home.


  • The house was noble but nondescript.
  • The porch transforms the home's image.
  • Steel columns support the wood ceiling.
  • Concrete foundation blocks serve as seating and a place to rest refreshments.
  • New kitchen for preparing porch-time refreshments (along with occasional other meals too).
  • Low awning windows don't obstruct the view.
  • The Renovation improved energy efficiency.
  • Friendly porches improve neighborhood morale.
  • The remodeled open plan provides views from living, kitchen, and dining.
  • The orange door signals that fantastic people live here!

A front porch for living...


...transforms the image.