Design and construction of a detached three-season porch and renovation of the home's main entry

This stand alone porch answers the homeowner’s desire for a place of solitude that could be used throughout the year – in sun, rain and mosquito season. The floating porch finished entirely of mahogany is nestled in a shady garden. All foundation supports are pulled away from the outside edge to make the porch appear to hover above the ground creating a jewel set delicately in the garden. 

The main entry of the house used to be a stoop with a small set of stairs with no weather protection where only one person could use it at a time. Simple renovations create a gracious roofed entry for owners and guests with protection from rain and snow.

LocationTrinity park, Durham NC