Whitten Architects
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Porch beach style porch


photography by Rob Karosis

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bobhopes wrote:
Beautiful. Are those rain chains
   Comment   August 13, 2013
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Shana Fitch
Love the railing! What's the approx. spacing between the railing posts? How high is the overall railing from the porch floor?
February 23, 2014 at 7:58pm   
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Whitten Architects
Yes, those are copper rain chains.
February 24, 2014 at 4:51am   
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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
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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   
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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!
July 26, 2012 at 9:03am   
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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
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I would also like to know the ceiling color. Thank you.
October 30, 2012 at 8:52pm   
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It is labeled in the picture. It is Atmospheric by SW.
June 22, 2013 at 9:31am     
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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

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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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