This Middleton Hills Home Addition Extends The Outdoor Living Season
The Addition Includes A Three Season Sun Room With Screen Porch Below
Our client was faced with a situation that required a complete remodel of a pre-existing, smaller than average deck, which was in poor condition. Their desire was for us to add a screened porch…one that would actually keep the bugs out. Our client asked us to come up with an inventive solution that would provide a new porch.
One design challenge that we had to overcome was the roofline. After exploring sloped roof and hip roof options we chose to install a at roof. The angle of view that most people observe the space from in the alley does not reveal the difference between the at roof and hip roof of the house to a noticeable extent. It looks good and integrates well into the design, as the eave line was continued to achieve this illusion.
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Two Stories Two Rooms
An alley garage which enters on the lower level, and main level kitchen and living spaces led us to the solution of creating a two-story porch. This uniquely designed two-story porch serves different purposes on each level. The upper level is enclosed with vinyl porch enclosure windows, which creates a barrier from the wind and rain allows the space to be used for three seasons. The lower level is a screen porch that is protected from moderate weather conditions.
A winding staircase was added not only for aesthetic appeal, but also to provide access to the lower level. The staircase also acts as a window well, allowing light into the lower level laundry room window.
The footprint was expanded as far as possible without making structural modifications to the garage trusses.