A Porch Fit for a King

The porch is coming along nicely.

01

The shell of the bottom of the old porch with the ghost of its top. That stunted porch served the house and its occupants to the best of its ability for decades, but it’s time for it to retire in favor of something better. Farewell!

02

The poor old porch is gone, leaving just its stairs. All around it you can see indications of something new (and better) to come.

3.5

There’s now a bridge from the old stairs to the door, cleverly ensuring that guests always have safe access to the B&B. There was some question as to whether a permanent drawbridge and moat might not be an option. Alas, ultimately not. The outline of the new porch has been mostly framed in.

04

Look! New stairs! And floor joists! Enticing to kids playing in the gloaming with lit windows glowing around them.

05

A more workman-like view of the progress. Frame and stairs, with one pillar support post roughed in and another in process nearby. As soon as the joists were laid, a temporary floor was put down between the stairs the the door. Safe,  solid, and easy access to the B&B is always a priority.

06

The roof! And the second pillar support completed and installed.

07

A more definitively framed roof with some rafters. See how the roof going all the way across nestles right under those oddly shaped bay windows above and makes them fit in with the completely flat windows below? You can already see how the windows are going to make a lot more sense architecturally when the porch roof is completed.

08

For a sense of scale, here’s Bill, using his new stairs. He asked, “Do I deserve such a regal porch?” The answer is yes!

The new porch is the previously missing element that’s going to make this house’s architecture sing.

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