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Option 2: Portico with side porch - front


Since the Heritage has a flat porch roof but my new Palladian door has an arch top, I needed a solution to have both. First, I determined the width, height and basic shape of the portico in relation to the doorway using 1/4in thick foam core board and two of the original porch posts from the kit. I'll likely use turned posts for the final, but I didn't want to cut them until I was certain of the height. I think the portico adds just the right kind of interest that the original porch was lacking since I upgraded the front door. It also fits in better with the various roof angles. Since the house is still in dry fit, I won't cut the final pieces until after I glue the walls together. This mockup version gives me something to work with in the meantime and helps me determine the direction I need for certain aspects of the build. But, I am torn between a standalone portico and a portico with a flat roof on the side. Visually, I think the lone portico is much more interesting, but I don't know if it would make architectural sense to have most of the porch uncovered. Hmm...

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i think i like this option the best. Both are great though. I can't believe you can do what you do. It's an amazing talent you have.

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I like this option. I think the added longer porch (w/flat roof) goes with the haunted theme. Words like shadowy & undercover come to mind. I'm also picturing a broken spindle or 2 if you use a railing. Whatever you decide I'm sure it will look greatoriginal.gif

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