the slatted cedar rails get reintroduced as a sun screen at the top of the porch, a visual screen separating the entry from the dining room and fences throughout the site
Myrtle Street Residence ––Redwood City, California The Myrtle Street house took the client’s love of clean, simple detailing and paired it with an environmentally sensitive solution. The existing house was built in 1940 and had a typical compartmentalized layout, with little reference to the site or its solar orientation. The new home opens up the plan to allow for larger gatherings and orients the rooms toward the exterior of the house, embracing indoor-outdoor living. Solar panels, “green” building materials and the addition of natural light are major components of the project.
I actually think this is a BAD example of how to do the porch - but wanted to note it so we avoid the mistakes here. I do like the idea of having a larger elevated porch, but it would be so expensive to do that it's probably out of the question.