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Traditional porches usually have a separate roof by definition, but modern rooflines often provide porch protection via an overhang from the main roof. This keeps the lines minimal and the porch's inclusion seamless and streamlined. A rainbow of butterfly chairs punctuate this exterior with color.
An extension of the roof beyond the exterior walls provides protection from the elements while keeping the clean lines of the house intact.
This front porch extends the roof's strong diagonal line out over the entrance area. The thick beams serve as a sneak peek at the structure of the home.
This back porch, paired with folding doors that open completely, erase the boundary between indoors and out. The porch is the transitional space between the two.
The wide-open space of this screened-in porch has sparse industrial appeal, from the concrete floor up to the high metal ceiling. The placement of the open walls takes full advantage of the breeze. The space also serves as a dogtrot.
This roof overhang on the back of this home serves as a porch between the house and the pool. The line of the overhang continues around the side, providing shade over the windows and thus keeping the house cooler.
The bold straight lines of this porch, along with other details like the Japanese-inspired windows and light fixtures, gives this traditionally shaped and shingled cottage a modern facade. It shows how the design of the porch can change the overall style of a house.
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