When clients inquire about building a deck...I must admit I am partial to porches with screened porches topping my list. Why? Let me count the ways:
- Too Hot.
- Too Buggy.
- Too Exposed to the elements.
Porches, on the other hand:
- Provide more protection from the elements.
- Provide creature comforts like lights and ceiling fans.
- Feel more like an extension of the house and when screened in... they keep the bugs out.
So, below are some of Clawson Architects' favorite porches. Enjoy!
UPDATE: over 21 years ago, we were approached by a young couple on our block in Jersey City about renovating with their brownstone. We did. Fast forward 21 years, they move around a bit and find themselves purchasing a home in Maplewood, NJ that needed some work as well. They look up architects in the area and find us! The new space included a renovated kitchen, and a master bedroom suite over an expanded informal dining area, screened porch and terrace as well as major landscaping with a variety of out door living spaces. So, they have choices....but the screened porch is a winner.