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

Desiring a place for solitude that could be used throughout the year, in sun, rain and mosquito season, this floating porch finished entirely of mahogany stands alone. All foundation supports are pulled away from the outside edge to make the porch appear to hover above the ground – a jewel in the garden. The rear (and main entry for the owners) used to be a stoop with a small set of stairs, no weather protection and only one person could use it at a time. Simple renovations create a gracious entry for the owners and guests with protection from rain and snow.

LocationTrinity park, Durham NC