Whitten Architects
Architects & Designers
Porch beach-style-porch


photography by Rob Karosis

This photo has 6 questions

bobhopes wrote:
Beautiful. Are those rain chains
   Comment   August 13, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Whitten Architects
Yes, those are copper rain chains.
February 24, 2014 at 4:51am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Window Designs
I love the tongue and groove on the ceiling. What width was used here? Very nice.
April 29, 2014 at 6:03am   
Sign Up to comment
rollifam wrote:
Love the railing! Is it composite? Is it custom? - I'm trying to find a shorter railing like this one in the picture for our front porch. Do you know of a manufacturer that makes composite railings this height?
   Comment   July 25, 2012
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Whitten Architects
Thank you for your question. This is a custom made wood railing, that is shorter than the normal height. We typically do not specify composite railings, so unfortunately we cannot direct you to a source. Best of luck in your search.
July 26, 2012 at 8:43am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Thank you so much. We would like to add a "shorter" rail to our front porch. They are hard to find! I think we'll building a custom railing! Thanks for the inspiration!
July 26, 2012 at 9:03am   
Sign Up to comment
statsrs2 wrote:
Color - Hi, I was hoping you could tell me the color you used for your porch ceiling, I was hoping to do something similiar in our cottage. Thank you!
   Comment   July 3, 2012
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
I would also like to know the ceiling color. Thank you.
October 30, 2012 at 8:52pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
It is labeled in the picture. It is Atmospheric by SW.
June 22, 2013 at 9:31am     
Sign Up to comment
mattamy5 wrote:
What is the trim color? - I see Atmospheric is the ceiling...but wondering what the trim color is? TIA!
   Comment   April 13, 2014
becs22 wrote:
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Could you please tell me where to find the door/windows? Thank you!
   Comment   June 10, 2013
christi3girls wrote:
What are these columns built out of? Just treated lumber or something composite?
   Comment   July 6, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

On the outside of this home, the designer effectively combines traditional style — a columned porch with wood railing and tongue-and-groove ceiling — with a contemporary, clean-line aesthetic. The railing has been reduced to its most simple rectangular elements, and the columns to simple square-profile towers with simple baseboards. This gives them human scale and a beginning (at the porch) and an end (at the ceiling).More: Do You Live in a Minimalist Traditional House?

What Houzzers are commenting on:

richelle1018 added this to richelle1018's ideas
on Sunday
Splice Design added this to Wheeler, Jeff and Laura
on Sunday
porch column
silencejingmi added this to silencejingmi's Ideas
last Saturday
jjsnewhome added this to jjsnewhome's ideas
last Saturday
Big chunky pillars
Ruthie Schaap added this to Cabin
last Saturday
Low railings
Nancy Doda added this to New Final Home: Exterior
last Saturday
Porch railing and pillars.
cgdebusk added this to Lake House
last Thursday
porch ceiling color
kopius added this to Patios
last Tuesday
Add more deck
bethmesser1 added this to railing
July 12, 2014
Front porch railing
maureendavitt added this to garage exteriors
July 11, 2014
ceiling color
Kay Schroeder added this to porch / sunroom
July 9, 2014
Angled addition
bwinckler added this to Porch
July 8, 2014
Railing and colums
Sara Smoker added this to porch
July 7, 2014
Pam Blake added this to Back Porch
July 6, 2014
solid railing...
drumerboy added this to Outside
July 6, 2014
kbisignano added this to kbisignano's Ideas
July 4, 2014
beckyt added this to beckyt's ideas
July 3, 2014
Oh... I wish!!
suezzie added this to suezzie's ideas
July 1, 2014
porch railing
annajsmith added this to annajsmith's Ideas
July 1, 2014
Stained floor
rkrystek added this to great little projects
July 1, 2014
This would be a simple way to "dress-up" a column for the corner of the porch.
newhousemccall added this to porch
June 30, 2014
railing, ceiling, overhang
nicolevincenza added this to facades
June 30, 2014
low railings, columns, back porch
cwrudolph added this to Kitchen - Mom
June 30, 2014
Back Porch - Columns
victoria1999 added this to 57 des lilas
June 29, 2014
Couleur du plancher
brandih100 added this to brandih100's ideas
June 29, 2014
Bead board
Jerimiah Ham added this to Exterior Trim
June 29, 2014
loularellis added this to Front Porch
June 28, 2014
Front Porch idea - simple
saratuna added this to saratuna's Ideas
June 27, 2014
itata added this to itata's ideas
June 25, 2014
liv2travel added this to Exterior Ideas
June 24, 2014
nicbea added this to Nicbea's Idéals
June 24, 2014
Guest house
sharonaa added this to sharonaa's Ideas
June 23, 2014
Love the porch...view not bad either.
allisonschaer added this to front porch
June 23, 2014
Trim piece running down middle of vinyl soffit
deborahnewell added this to Lake house Ideas
June 21, 2014
ceiling for screened in porch
corey4 added this to corey4's ideas
June 21, 2014
sfoote13 added this to Exterior Ideas
June 20, 2014
dianacphillips added this to dianacphillips's Ideas
June 19, 2014
Old house porch
boydly added this to front facade
June 18, 2014
Sandra added this to new porch idea
June 17, 2014
heavy base on the post
ssvoronos added this to ssvoronos's Ideas
June 16, 2014
Back yard
snod85 added this to snod85's ideas
June 16, 2014
porch posts
sgdcah51 added this to sgdcah51's Ideas
June 15, 2014
Cottage porch
gherlick added this to deck
June 15, 2014
mb2525 added this to mb2525's Ideas
June 15, 2014
Simplicity and bulk of front railing
moffat added this to Exterior
June 15, 2014
Pillars and railing
Emily Stroud added this to porch overlooking pool
June 14, 2014
Porch color
blairbox added this to blairbox's ideas
June 12, 2014
simple porch railing
Lisa Crumby added this to Patios n Porches
June 11, 2014
The view!
mapamala71 added this to mapamala71's Ideas
June 11, 2014
Ceiling $ columns
crich1030 added this to crich1030's Ideas
June 10, 2014
Simple square posts and rails
maregoodell added this to MA house renovation
June 9, 2014
ssrossiter added this to ssrossiter's ideas
June 8, 2014
White rail
dgris added this to dgris's ideas
June 7, 2014
Vesper lights
1459hamilton added this to Exterior Ideas
June 6, 2014
tobrien719 added this to Exterior Ideas
May 30, 2014
chris added this to back deck
May 30, 2014
flat spindles and clean details on posts
chris added this to living room
May 30, 2014
flat spindles, and clean details on posts
house667 added this to Craftsman Houses
May 29, 2014
Like porch
kokjes added this to kokjes's Ideas
May 28, 2014
Hier wil ik zitten
chrisandjoy added this to exterior
May 28, 2014
carpenter01 added this to carpenter01's ideas
May 27, 2014
111 house
Jami Cole added this to Exterior
May 24, 2014
musondakapaya added this to musondakapaya's Ideas
May 23, 2014
dawmiller added this to porch
May 23, 2014
magickunicorn added this to Exterior
May 22, 2014
Railing and lantern
lauralee63 added this to lauralee63's Ideas
May 22, 2014
Love this porch
michele8699 added this to michele8699's Ideas
May 22, 2014
Da view
miyagisan added this to miyagisan's ideas
May 19, 2014
harrietslone added this to harrietslone's ideas
May 19, 2014
Chunky pillars
boolala added this to Windows and Doors
May 19, 2014
two panel door
maxwellmama added this to porch
May 16, 2014
milldock added this to deck ideas
May 16, 2014
pgotto added this to case
May 15, 2014
Covered roof
Brian McKenna added this to Brian McKenna's Ideas
May 14, 2014
pauliwog added this to pauliwog's Ideas
May 14, 2014
bobbyditt added this to Deck Trellis
May 13, 2014
Eave detailing
jacksonrowell added this to back porch
May 12, 2014
trimm and columns all
bfritch1121 added this to i just like it
May 11, 2014
nanaskp added this to nanaskp's Ideas
May 10, 2014
glm003 added this to glm003's ideas
May 10, 2014
Outside railing
sarahkingdenver added this to sarahkingdenver's Ideas
May 9, 2014
I like the simplicity of the column
deborahnewell added this to Lakehouse Final
May 8, 2014
Covered deck, ceiling for screened in porch
tess1958 added this to tess1958's Ideas
May 8, 2014
The Pink Lantern Interiors added this to Ladebauche Home
May 7, 2014
low rail - like this spacing
ldacko added this to porch
May 7, 2014
kell6300 added this to kell6300's Ideas
May 5, 2014
love columns, rails, and ceiling
nhreynolds added this to porch
May 5, 2014
like square columns over round
jenjen82 added this to exterior
May 4, 2014
Joanne Saggs added this to joanne_saggs's Ideas
May 4, 2014
aduke221 added this to aduke221's Ideas
May 3, 2014
syouwa62 added this to syouwa62's Ideas
May 3, 2014
Rail project6
Beth Bryant added this to Fire Pit and Patio
May 2, 2014
Wider spindles
cbahr9957 added this to cbahr9957's Ideas
May 2, 2014
hshupe2 added this to Exterior
May 1, 2014
For the back patio
darleneclark added this to darleneclark's Ideas
May 1, 2014
No stone
Meghan Carter Design Inc added this to Michaud Porch
April 29, 2014
Simple vertical pickets
gauthk added this to gauthk's ideas
April 29, 2014
Paint colour Sherwin Williams
mamabrost added this to exteriors
April 29, 2014
Shakes, pillars
tyackee added this to Exterior Ideas
April 27, 2014
post with tall base and no top trim
Kristine Maveus-Evenson added this to Home Design Inspiration
April 27, 2014
donnameyer4 added this to donnameyer4's Ideas
April 27, 2014
weeyumzzz added this to Exterior Ideas
April 26, 2014
Wide sticks and top cap of railing
bigbluerobot added this to bigbluerobot's ideas
April 25, 2014
cottage76 added this to cottage76's Ideas
April 24, 2014
Back porch
epker added this to Exterior Ideas
April 24, 2014
exemplifies traditional style (columned porch w/wood railing and tongue and groove ceiling with a contemporary clean line aesthetic.
dwmc04 added this to dwmc04's Ideas
April 24, 2014
bonniecharlie added this to bonniecharlie's ideas
April 24, 2014
pdstein007 added this to outdoor columns
April 23, 2014
Not sure I like it, but an example with a simple base and nothing at the top
asaltzma added this to exterior
April 23, 2014
Porch railing
ptizzle added this to ptizzle's ideas
April 22, 2014
Porch ceiling paint
avajj added this to avajj's ideas
April 22, 2014
paint colors
plastermom added this to porch
April 21, 2014
Soffits and floor
3boysrule added this to 3boysrule's Ideas
April 20, 2014
christinew74 added this to christinew74's Ideas
April 19, 2014
Rails but higher
pitneyhouse added this to Front porch
April 18, 2014
simple, lower railing
rcno added this to rcno's ideas
April 17, 2014
aomenn added this to aomenn's Ideas
April 16, 2014
Ceiling paint
nfa14 added this to nfa14's Ideas
April 15, 2014
Lower railing
yarachica added this to Front Porch
April 13, 2014
vidgal added this to vidgal's Ideas
April 13, 2014
Porch beams and rail
inasenselost added this to inasenselost's Ideas
April 12, 2014
Ceiling color
sarahszekeres added this to backyard
April 11, 2014
colored tongue and groove
Zach McKinney added this to Porch
April 10, 2014
Columns & Ceiling
sree828 added this to sree828's Ideas
April 10, 2014
laluypeca added this to laluypeca's ideas
April 10, 2014
tamaño del porche
Sheldon Henry added this to sheldon_henry's Ideas
April 9, 2014
alexisasha added this to alexisasha's ideas
April 5, 2014
fe19046 added this to Patio Ideas
April 5, 2014
jillmor added this to christmas cove
April 4, 2014
emilymeek added this to emilymeek's Ideas
April 4, 2014
simple railing
terigallagher added this to STRUCTURAL IDEAS
April 3, 2014
Blue ceiling
ashdocken added this to Patio Ideas
April 3, 2014
Back porch
isabellemichaud added this to Galerie - Construction Gaïa
April 2, 2014
Largeur des barres verticales des rampes.
bethsagar added this to bethsagar's ideas
April 2, 2014
tomirvin added this to jacobson
April 1, 2014
lwicker01 added this to lwicker01's ideas
March 31, 2014
Ceiling color
richmonds60 added this to outside railing
March 31, 2014
janetdelaney added this to janetjetton's ideas
March 30, 2014
adelecaton added this to adelecaton's Ideas
March 29, 2014
Porch posts and railing...
vh89e3sz added this to Porch ideas
March 29, 2014
Square columns and low railing for the porch remodel.
ossegord added this to cabin
March 27, 2014
davidlopes added this to Newton Ceilings
March 27, 2014
Exterior porch ceilings
lindemarshall added this to house exteriors
March 27, 2014
Shake shingle, porch, swing
gramattie added this to Back Porch
March 27, 2014
Super simple wood porch rail
izzie2013 added this to Porches
March 24, 2014
normamm1 added this to normamm1's Ideas
March 23, 2014
jomiller1 added this to New House
March 23, 2014
koterba added this to koterba's Ideas
March 23, 2014
Lake house
Jan N Danny Perez added this to webuser_585874's Ideas
March 23, 2014
Porch light
Di added this to great room
March 22, 2014
trim @ bottom of porch columns
lynchbunch added this to lynchbunch's ideas
March 22, 2014
Cathy Rowan added this to cathy_rowan2588's Ideas
March 20, 2014
front porch
duncanlori added this to duncanlori's Ideas
March 20, 2014
The view
Sharlene Smith added this to Outdoor / Deck
March 20, 2014
littleed added this to littleed's Ideas
March 17, 2014
The celing
jaxcat added this to Outdoor Kitchen
March 17, 2014
ceiling color
cindybelanger added this to cindybelanger's Ideas
March 16, 2014
Lake house 2
jkcanosa added this to sunroom
March 16, 2014
front porch with lower railings
Angela Pazurek added this to outside the nest
March 15, 2014
Kacey Collins Sides added this to porch
March 15, 2014
SW Atmospheric
skelly56 added this to exterior home
March 15, 2014
Size of railings
westboilermaker added this to Front porch
March 15, 2014
gmoo1024 added this to paint
March 15, 2014
Atmospheric by SW
debisn added this to debisn's Ideas
March 14, 2014
robynwilson added this to HOUSE EXTERIOR
March 13, 2014
more substantial porch pillars and railing
clnoll added this to clnoll's ideas
March 12, 2014
porch beach style
harris0475 added this to harris0475's Ideas
March 11, 2014
I would sit out here every day if I had this porch. My dream porch?✨
radhamansion added this to For Architect
March 8, 2014
Another railing and pillar design for balconies/verandah
bpallante added this to bpallante's Ideas
March 8, 2014
low railing
vanessafraelic added this to front porch
March 7, 2014
dpolidori17 added this to dpolidori17's ideas
March 7, 2014
cobbster1962 added this to cobbster1962's ideas
March 3, 2014
entire house.!!
sara added this to outdoor
March 3, 2014
Atmospheric paint
mialynn added this to Porch/exterior
March 2, 2014
shorter railing, simple sturdy posts
karenb1290 added this to karenb1290's Ideas
March 1, 2014
ederzakharian added this to ederzakharian's Ideas
March 1, 2014
jackslats added this to Bungan House
February 26, 2014
lovely aspect/connection to outdoor
chrisknudsen added this to chrisknudsen's Ideas
February 24, 2014
dalicea75 added this to dalicea75's Ideas
February 23, 2014
Lake house
jamesgarbutt added this to jamesgarbutt's Ideas
February 21, 2014
midelucia added this to midelucia's ideas
February 21, 2014
dlockett22 added this to dlockett22's Ideas
February 21, 2014
kfmwilson added this to kfmwilson's Ideas
February 20, 2014
Ceiling and rails
nictui added this to Exterior Ideas
February 20, 2014
Kacper Zarembski added this to kacper_zarembski's ideas
February 19, 2014
nicolaspace added this to nicolaspace's ideas
February 19, 2014
Olivia Major added this to DREAMMMM
February 18, 2014
alepagani7 added this to alepagani7's Ideas
February 17, 2014
spartan95 added this to spartan95's ideas
February 17, 2014
porch ceiling/floor
jhferebee added this to jhferebee's Ideas
February 16, 2014
jeanneverseput added this to jeanneverseput's Ideas
February 16, 2014
Barb covered porch lake side
settlingin added this to back porch
February 15, 2014
Blue painted ceiling, white posts
Meredith added this to Landscaping
February 14, 2014
love the railing and columns
lrcaldwell added this to Separate Addition to house
February 12, 2014
idea connection to addition
nurburg added this to Exteriors, Paint, Windows etc
February 9, 2014
On the outside of this home, the designer effectively combines traditional style — a columned porch with wood railing and tongue-and-groove ceiling — with a contemporary, clean-line aesthetic. The railing has been reduced to its most simple rectangular elements, and the columns to simple square-profile towers with simple baseboards. This gives them human scale and a beginning (at the porch) and an end (at the ceiling)
heathermcdowell added this to NORM Reference
February 7, 2014
clean-line, hefty, block columns and railing (though I want even blockier); from underneath here it looks like the facia board on the outside of the porch is pretty thick
rosettaherr added this to rosettaherr's ideas
February 7, 2014
So pretty
screenporch12 added this to Screen Porch 2014
February 6, 2014
Ceiling color
tiffanyfairbanks added this to Exterior Ideas
February 5, 2014
porch posts and railing, beadboard ceiling
Sponsored Products
Carriage House DC Oriental Bronze Two-Light Outdoor Wall Mount
$129.20 | Bellacor
Carriage House DC Outdoor Pendant by Maxim Lighting
$148.00 | Lumens
Kichler Duquesne 4903 Outdoor Ceiling - Brown Stone
$184.00 | Hayneedle
Traditional Merrimack Collection 2-Light Flush Mount Ceiling Light
$77.90 | Lamps Plus
Andover Outdoor Flush Mount
$129.00 | FRONTGATE
Bordeaux 2-Light Outdoor Ceiling Mount
Ballard Designs
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™