Whitten Architects
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Porch beach-style-porch


photography by Rob Karosis

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August 13, 2013
bobhopes wrote:
Beautiful. Are those rain chains
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Yes, those are copper rain chains.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 4:51AM
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I love the tongue and groove on the ceiling. What width was used here? Very nice.
    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 6:03AM
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July 25, 2012
rollifam wrote:
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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.
    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 8:43AM
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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!
    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 9:03AM
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July 3, 2012
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!
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I would also like to know the ceiling color. Thank you.
    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 8:52PM
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It is labeled in the picture. It is Atmospheric by SW.
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October 26, 2014
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June 10, 2013
becs22 wrote:
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Could you please tell me where to find the door/windows? Thank you!
July 6, 2012
christi3girls wrote:
What are these columns built out of? Just treated lumber or something composite?

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?

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