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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.

Photo: Rien van Rijthoven

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Good Houses Are Good Neighbors Too
And don't think of front porches as something that only traditionally designed homes can have. A modern aesthetic can celebrate community engagement just as well as any foursquare does.

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randilynncraig added this to randilynncraig's Ideas
last Tuesday
kmalesich added this to exterior
February 23, 2015
Front porch
modtiki added this to Exterior Ideas
January 21, 2015
Front porch
banc26 added this to Exterior
January 11, 2015
wooden slats and angled roof
Dan Petre added this to Exterior Ideas
December 22, 2014
balustrada si decor partea de sus
dyecar added this to dyecar's Ideas
October 27, 2014
Fence design
Luke Hejl added this to luke_hejl's Ideas
October 18, 2014
jainfo added this to Patio Ideas
July 17, 2014
The way the wood is running horizontal and the colour and modern style attached to an older home.
Sandy Shewey added this to balcony ideas
July 7, 2014
blends to deck in front of house
David Morace added this to david_morace1069966's ideas
June 21, 2014
newtloomer added this to newtloomer's Ideas
June 19, 2014
roshvpatel added this to 6135 Marquita Elevation Ideas
June 16, 2014
Wooded porch
meghansch added this to meghansch's Ideas
May 5, 2014
Front porch railing
mooloo added this to Outside
March 21, 2014
like the horizontal screen at top..and bottom
emwebb added this to Exterior Spaces
March 9, 2014
Front Porch
vanessafraelic added this to front porch
March 7, 2014
takage added this to Milford Beach ideas
February 14, 2014
edge if 5 ft side decking
jdrh added this to JILL D porch
January 22, 2014
horizontal slats
pajama11 added this to Porch inspiration
January 19, 2014
idoine added this to Railing
January 18, 2014
Front porch railing
shawndra1972 added this to shawndra1972's ideas
January 10, 2014
oibsurfac added this to oibsurfac's ideas
December 27, 2013
Jason Belcher added this to jason_belcher's Ideas
December 23, 2013
Porch Privacy/Shade
chocol8ted added this to chocol8ted's Ideas
November 4, 2013
ishir added this to front of house
October 4, 2013
modern woodwork
cmgillon added this to cmgillon's ideas
September 28, 2013
Gabrielle Raven Interiors added this to outdoor stair
September 27, 2013
modern slat design
Pratik Jhaveri added this to Middlefield Changes
September 23, 2013
Fence idea
kitko2 added this to stair railings for John and Terri
September 15, 2013
AGain, put slats further apart for more visibility through the railing. Max is 4" apart.
dyanabuchner added this to Our next house
September 9, 2013
Front Entry
tammybob added this to tammybob's ideas
September 9, 2013
porch railing
nikkidvm04 added this to nikkidvm04's Ideas
September 3, 2013
Inside use for wall
easwinney added this to easwinney's ideas
August 27, 2013
good privacy
linden1034 added this to Complete look
August 25, 2013
Horizontal railing (lower only) IF railing is used!
220157 added this to 220157's Ideas
August 24, 2013
linden1034 added this to Porch
August 23, 2013
Horizontal railing (lower only) IF railing is used!
bjort added this to Back Patio Fence
August 23, 2013
teriryan13 added this to frontyard
August 16, 2013
Teri Ahlm added this to yard and garden
August 14, 2013
moniqueld71 added this to Outdoors
August 11, 2013
Privacy screen
murraydow added this to murraydow's Favorites
July 30, 2013
privacy screen
scootcm added this to scootcm's Ideas
July 21, 2013
The slats for some privacy
mikgeerling added this to mikgeerling's Ideas
July 2, 2013
ktintin added this to frontyard
June 26, 2013
texasdogwalker added this to screening
June 21, 2013
childst77 added this to Patio Ideas
June 16, 2013
like combo porch and courtyard
Habitat Digital Design & Construction added this to horizontal handrails
June 13, 2013
arriba y abajo
denweed added this to denweed's Ideas
June 7, 2013
Slatted railing
crabsillini added this to Outdoor Area
May 28, 2013
Susie Home Designs added this to Front of house
May 14, 2013
Modern added to traditional... horizontal railings, they provide privacy and detail
terrichartrand added this to terrichartrand's ideas
May 14, 2013
railing/ maybe
3seldon added this to 3seldon's Ideas
May 13, 2013
otra visata de las barabdas de madera baja
Abdulwahid Al Suwaidi added this to Landscape Ideas
May 7, 2013
Samuel Gordon added this to samuel_gordon's ideas
May 4, 2013
cmclemett added this to cmclemett's ideas
May 2, 2013
Koji Iwata added this to koji_iwata's ideas
May 1, 2013
Stuttio Workshop added this to front porch
April 28, 2013
Cedar slat porch.
stephenjenkins added this to stephenjenkins's Ideas
April 4, 2013
debb56 added this to debb56's ideas
March 28, 2013
Mimi Allison added this to raised ranch
March 20, 2013
love this front porch
Angela Velasco added this to angela_velasco's Ideas
March 19, 2013
Baranda dapa
annadive added this to front porch
February 25, 2013
stained wood "fence" for porch?
toddschmidt added this to toddschmidt's Ideas
February 24, 2013
Roof pitch
jenmun69 added this to patio
February 10, 2013
side panels
aporemba added this to patio/deck
January 18, 2013
privcay rail
Caroline Brown added this to caroline_brown706's ideas
December 27, 2012
Brigette Larson added this to exteriors
December 23, 2012
Contemporary porch addition on traditional home
Suzane Reatig Architecture added this to Porch Inspiration
December 20, 2012
exterior of railing
nadanasr added this to nadanasr's ideas
December 7, 2012
screen for A/C outside
Desidario Design added this to mimifontaine's ideas
December 4, 2012
jtshurley added this to jtshurley's Ideas
November 6, 2012
The 1bys at the top of the roof
pecelir added this to pecelir's ideas
November 4, 2012
marnnirk added this to marnnirk's ideas
October 21, 2012
Slatted rails on deck and as a sunscreen above
placefor added this to placefor's ideas
October 18, 2012
Wood fence, long fence
mommyla added this to mommyla's ideas
October 18, 2012
I love it
jayhawk2004 added this to Front Porch ideas
October 8, 2012
Mallory Anderton added this to mid century remodel
October 7, 2012
redesign today added this to bjlowrie's ideas
October 3, 2012
reverse slope back patio roof...adds height to house
Kelly Smith_OConnor added this to deck
September 28, 2012
sonora337 added this to sonora337's ideas
September 23, 2012
porch roof
kdfarr273 added this to kdfarr273's Ideas
September 2, 2012
If we can't afford steel beams, I could go with this kind of wood look.
Garth Bell added this to garth_bell's Ideas
August 25, 2012
The wood look
vellakaran added this to vellakaran's ideas
August 20, 2012
christinepm added this to christinepm's Ideas
August 7, 2012
Roof opens up house
paulveach added this to paulveach's ideas
August 6, 2012
brycesunny added this to Deck
August 4, 2012
covered deck
kimbatch added this to kimbatch's porch ideas
August 2, 2012
dovetail123 added this to New
July 23, 2012
kdhith added this to little house
July 22, 2012
horizontal rail
loridarrell added this to loridarrell's ideas
July 15, 2012
jeffmkeller added this to Exterior
July 14, 2012
Privacy screen
turidlien added this to turidlien innside
July 10, 2012
cruella_ct added this to Outside
July 5, 2012
And don't think of front porches as something that only traditionally designed homes can have. A modern aesthetic can celebrate community engagement just as well as any foursquare does.
Joanne Baehr added this to Misc ideas
July 4, 2012
kellierogers added this to kellierogers's ideas
July 2, 2012
slated front porch
8dot3 added this to 8dot3's Ideas
July 1, 2012
pawena added this to pawena's ideas
June 28, 2012
wood panels
indieoregonian added this to Porches
June 28, 2012
gutter on the inside?
rishertorres added this to Mexico Ideas
June 26, 2012
Good shape for Hermitage @ Rancho Descanso
paulie4neil added this to paulie4neil's ideas
June 25, 2012
idea for Jacq"s house
apeshouse added this to balcony
June 25, 2012
Modern woody style
bluminivanmom added this to bluminivanmom's ideas
June 24, 2012
Its so different from just plain old white
bonnie48750 added this to Welcoming Exterior
June 24, 2012
Not completely open, but welcoming
shariann added this to shariann's ideas
June 24, 2012
horizontal slats are a great divider or a modern privacy screen for our deck
yumikk added this to yumikk's ideas
June 24, 2012
front porches
michellewoods added this to michellewoods's ideas
June 24, 2012
front porch
mrandmrslowry added this to garden
June 24, 2012
ayai added this to exterior
June 24, 2012
Front porch rail idea
swissgirl added this to swissgirl
June 24, 2012
pozzum added this to pozzum's ideas
June 24, 2012
The detail I like is the horizontal barring across the top of the porch space. Defines the end of the living space and provides, I think, a sense of definition.
KC & CO added this to House Exterior
June 24, 2012
Deck and Awning
lynleigh added this to Lynleigh's ideas
June 24, 2012
porch on an ordinary foursquare house
mzcriz added this to Exteriors
June 24, 2012
modern front porch
juju1990 added this to juju1990's Favorites
June 23, 2012
ajenemie added this to ajenemie's "someday" list
June 23, 2012
"don't think of front porches as something that only traditionally designed homes can have."
sweetypup added this to facade curb appeal
June 23, 2012
lyvia added this to lyvia's exterior
June 22, 2012
contemporary porch- attractive wood
chachi905 added this to chachi905's ideas
April 30, 2012
schmade added this to schmade's Favorites
April 22, 2012
cdsamm added this to cdsamm's ideas
March 28, 2012
raised roof
hshedz added this to Outside
March 24, 2012
iamkatie added this to exteriors
March 21, 2012
Horizontal slats
marsia added this to exterior
February 16, 2012
slatted cedar
glendypetrich added this to screened porch
February 13, 2012
ceiling and slatted wood
kennethc added this to kennethc's Favorites
January 29, 2012
Barricade porch at raised floor
guyambrosino added this to guyambrosino's ideas
January 28, 2012
slatted deck rail
fizahrashid added this to fizahrashid's Favorites
December 23, 2011
Paulina Post added this to Sunshade ideas facade
December 21, 2011
Top glass roof shade
Dana Young added this to dana_young's ideas
November 11, 2011
nyuhas added this to nyuhas's ideas
November 6, 2011
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.
wallycita added this to blacon escalier
September 30, 2011
lattes horizontales
irurzun added this to irurzun's Favorites
July 10, 2011
scarr added this to scarr's ideas
June 9, 2011
porch addition /pergola idea
jonesada added this to jonesada's ideas
April 21, 2011
horizontal wood
dschilk added this to exterior
April 12, 2011
obrechtmr added this to obrechtmr's Favorites
March 12, 2011
Shaded area
mario dax aguilar added this to mariodax's ideas
December 27, 2010
atshep1 added this to atshep1's ideas
October 26, 2010
Slat railing detail. For our deck?
rohit7477 added this to rohit7477's ideas
August 31, 2010
porch decoration
ballouix added this to ballouix's ideas
May 1, 2010
The wood-color and style-very unique
Catherine added this to catconn's ideas
March 13, 2010
slat railing
awest added this to awest's ideas
February 25, 2010
wooden fence
Viki Reed added this to vikireed's ideas
November 12, 2009
front porch detail
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