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A 3 Season Porch Expands Enjoyment

Phase 1 of this project made a big change in the way this Northern Indiana cottage performs for the owners. They wanted an outdoor space that would catch the breeze yet protect from sun and insects and extend their enjoyment from spring well into fall.

Originally the cottage had a patio door to a deck with steps that led to the lake. Archadeck of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana designed and built a 3 season room on a new deck frame that the owner planned to cover with indoor/outdoor carpeting.

Old backyard deck

Before the addition of the new 2 Season Porch

New three season room

The new 3 Season Porch with a new landing and two-way stairs with access to the lake and to the driveway. The stairs were constructed using TimberTech Terrains composite with a Tamrail. The porch walls were created with vinyl covered posts and a 24" high knee wall, the exterior siding matching that of the existing house. The window openings were framed in PVC and EZE-Breeze vertical 4-track windows were installed.

Side view of three season room with stairs

Lake view from inside of three season room

EZE-Breeze windows with a smoke gray glazing allows the owners to customize the amount of light and breeze and also extends the use of the porch when closed for inclement weather. Large trapezoid windows with crown trusses on the gable end create a open feeling. The exposed rafters gives the room the rustic feel the homeowners desired.

Three season room ceiling and wall details

An interior barn wood siding clads the house wall complimenting the exposed rafters.

A planned phase 2 project for this cottage will include a paver patio between their new 3-Season room and the lake.

Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier custom outdoor living design and build firm. Our forward thinking designs are built to last, love and enjoy. If you are considering an outdoor space addition to your home or landscape, give us a call for a free consultation at (855) 931-4746.