The heart wants what the heart wants, they say. For one family in New Irving Park, Valentine’s Day came a little early this year. They had their hearts set on a Greensboro porch to replace an existing deck. They spoke with multiple contractors and remodelers who told them that their only option was a shed roof because of the existing roofline of their home. Archadeck was able to go the extra mile to create the outdoor living space they had been longing for: one that was light and airy, as well as stylish and distinctively their own.
The inspiration, in part, came from the sweeping lines and exposed beams that are typical of Alpine ski chalets. We built a gable roof open porch with tongue-and-groove stained wood across the ceiling and flanking both sides of the chimney. The arches and beams look like they could be purely decorative, but they are integral to the roof’s support structure. They frame the view from the porch in a way that encourages you to breathe deeply and relax.
The braces on the fireplace also appear to be ornamental. Instead of trying to hide them, we made them consistent with the style of the rest of the project. They bear their portion of the roof’s weight while continuing the visual rustic beam theme of the rest of the porch. Recessed can lighting and a ceiling fan with its accompanying lamp provide any light not delivered by the sun filtering through the open gable.
We did the trim work in an off-white to make the porch’s accents consistent with the rest of the home. We also refurbished the railings and added aluminum spindles as part of the project. You can barely see them and they are low maintenance. We installed gutters along the roofline at either side that lead to downspouts that will funnel rain to the area beneath. This gorgeous porch will be enjoyable in all but the most violent of storms.
If you are interested in learning about how our quality built structures can transform the look of your home, call us today for a free consultation (336) 568-8230.