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21 July, 2017

NAME: Private Residence
PROJECT TYPE: Façade Renovation
LOCATION: Scotch Plains, New Jersey
SERVICES: Architecture


The Clients asked us to design a Front Porch to enhance the façade of their 1930’s Salt Box Colonial home. Prior renovations had been done to expand and open up the rear of the home, but the front remained intact. The original façade was completely introverted, in sharp contrast to the outdoor-loving personality of the family; it was also extremely plain.

We designed the porch in the Arts and Crafts vocabulary, an Architectural style that was consistent with the home in its simple lines, yet rich in detail and character. As part of the home’s “facelift” we extended the Porch to the left in order to balance the existing Garage located to the right, and replaced the plain garage doors with carriage style ones to harmonize with the porch details.

The new Porch, with its standing seam copper roof, columns, sloped cedar ceiling and IPE decking has become a cozy and intimate “Outdoor Living Room” where our Clients regularly gather to enjoy their front gardens and beautiful views of the sunset.