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Option 2: Portico with side porch


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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See if railings without flat roof. May be the roof had to be removed for lack of help or money to repair. Can you have a swing without a roof. It is darker with the roof. Is it flat above the Bay.

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Railings without the flat roof isn't a bad idea, either. There is a swinging window above the bay window, so yes that roof is flat.

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