Architect/Designer | Griffin Architects PA
Builder | Bluestone Construction LLC
Landscape Architect/Designer | Griffin Architects PA
Interior Designer | Griffin Architects PA
Photographer | David Dietrich Photography
The project added a screened-in porch where the old outdoor patio used to be and a spacious new patio with a novelty gas fire pit and a handsome brick-and-stone grill surround.
Pitching such a large addition near the previously added family room, which had the feel of a sunroom thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, presented some logistical challenges. The architect added a large box gutter to collect rain flow from a new roof transition that also serves an aesthetic function, allowing the new porch to be a seamless outgrowth of the extant architecture. In other places, the architect took cues from the property’s compelling existing features to accomplish the style. A graceful eyebrow dormer echoed the curve of the original brick pathways. Roofing the new curve in copper was an opportunity to customize the home’s outward appeal. A vaulted, beamed ceiling adds architectural interest inside, with a minimalist/industrial ceiling fan imparting a fun contemporary touch.