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Bedford Screened Porch

This stately home is situated on a hill in Bedford, New Hampshire. The front yard is beautifully landscaped however there is a sharp drop off in the rear eliminating any chance at a convenient side entrance or backyard. Instead, visitors have had to enter through the garage. When the design meetings began, the main focus was creating a complimentary informal entrance to the home, a screened in room, for entertaining and relaxing, and to update and connect the deck all designed to look like they have always been part of the structure. The construction challenges included relocation of a boulder retaining wall and blending four roof lines. Along the driveway side of the addition, a new covered entrance was created with an arched gable roof and round columns that set the stage for the arched gable window wall and entry/porch opening that is evident inside the room. The entry interior features a beaded ceiling with recessed lighting and a rectangular tile that was set on diagonal to make the path to the house door an easy stroll. From the entry, a wide inviting entrance to the porch was created complete with round columns. Once in the porch section, the ceiling space opens up with a fir post and beam ceiling construction and gable screen and window treatment. To continue the theme of the home, a flat panel look was created on the walls, with durable marine grade products, and the wall/ceiling intersection was finished a crown moulding detail. A stone veneer was added to former garage wall to provide a real upscale outdoor appeal. Inside the home, a door was installed that leads to a forty square foot pantry that was created adjacent to the house entry. To update and make the deck accessible to the porch, a connecting structure was built and the existing deck was rejuvenated with durable composite and PVC materials.
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