Patio and screen porchcomments (10) May 27th, 2010 in Project Gallery
When it was time to replace our deck, I seized the opportunity to bring comfort and peace to our home by designing a patio and screen porch in the style of 1920's. In the twenties, the excesses of the Victorian style were all but gone, and the peace and prosperity of the time was reflected in the understated styles and craftsmanship of the many homes that now make up some of our most prized neighborhoods.
My interpretation of the attitudes of that era includes details like putting a lip on concrete stair treads and patio edges, rather than the modern style of plain cube edges. Notching rafter tails to accept eaves troughs was a common detail in the twenties, as were frieze boards on gables, sloped window sills, mixed siding textures, and real wooden window grids.
These details, mature trees and other greenery, along with being close to the weather, make for a great place to work or enjoy the company of friends and family.
Design or Plan used: My own design - Jennings Design
posted in: Project Gallery, deck, floors, concrete, craftsman, home office, arts and crafts, patio, bungalow, Screen Porch
Veteran tilesetter Tom Meehan mixes modern materials and time-tested techniques to install a durable floor in a... read more
Decks and Outdoor Projects Gallery
Search for inspiration or share photos of your own outdoor projects.
Enter your project