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Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here

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Design snapshot: Entry-porch essentials

comments (1) August 30th, 2012 in Blogs
KHS Katie Hutchison, Contributor

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A pleasing entry needn't be grand. This one, on a favorite house, offers entry essentials with grace, ease, and comfort.

The integral shed roof, which extends from beneath dormer window sills, is just deep enough to provide shelter over a brick entry stoop.  White, wooden brackets and rafter tails modestly highlight the point of entrance. Spare, white, wooden benches offer a place to rest a package or await a visitor. High bench-backs double as guard rails and help frame the doorway. Narrow sidelights provide a glimpse inside and of approaching guests outside. The intimate scale is both personal and inviting. 

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 (just like the street number here); provide shelter, a welcoming flourish, and a place to rest something or for someone to rest.  Enter and enjoy. See Fine Homebuilding's Summer 2012 HOUSES issue for a Drawing Board column I wrote about designing integral entry porches.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast and SquareOne


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