Patio and screen porch
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.
The look of really big tiles inside, and concrete with 90 years of wear on the outside.
Low brick pillars and cut joint pattern.
Sashes are varnished and ready for screens.
The 1920's feel is in details like notching the rafters for the gutters.
Ahhh...Ready to work.