Clawson Architects, LLC
Architects & Building Designers
Front Porch traditional-porch

Front Porch

The house was a traditional Foursquare. The heavy Mission-style roof parapet, oppressive dark porch and interior trim along with an unfortunate addition did not foster a cheerful lifestyle. Upon entry, the immediate focus of the Entry Hall was an enclosed staircase which arrested the flow and energy of the home. As you circulated through the rooms of the house it was apparent that there were numerous dead ends. The previous addition did not compliment the house, in function, scale or massing. Based on their knowledge and passion of historical period homes, the client selected Clawson Architects to re-envision the house using historical precedence from surrounding houses in the area and their expert knowledge of period detailing. The exterior and interior, as well as the landscaping of this 100-plus year old house were alterated and renovated, and a small addition was made, to update the house to modern-day living standards. All of this was done to create what is the inherent beauty of Traditional Old House Living. For the whole story, before and after images visit
AIA Gold Medal Winner for Interior Architectural Element.

This photo has 2 questions

November 24, 2013
meglietz wrote:
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Clawson Architects, LLC
It varies but in this area about 10-12 feet. You may want to read a blog I have written about porches.
    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 1:17PM
Sign Up to comment
July 10, 2013
ktswalton wrote:
Where did you purchase the wicker furniture. Love it! Thanx
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Clawson Architects, LLC
I believe it is from Pottery Barn
    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 1:31PM
Sign Up to comment

What Houzzers are commenting on:

theresatasca added this to theresatasca's ideas
March 7, 2015
msylva added this to msylva's Ideas
March 6, 2015
melissaqhinton added this to melissaqhinton's Ideas
February 21, 2015
Porch like ours
janie02000 added this to janie02000's Ideas
February 10, 2015
jeditha added this to ann
January 25, 2015
nice proch furniture
Sara Mosinski Lorz added this to New House
January 14, 2015
Back porch
jillmoriarty added this to jillmoriarty's Ideas
December 5, 2014
babygirly added this to great room
December 3, 2014
Outdoor living room
tbtj61269 added this to tbtj61269's Ideas
November 14, 2014
blbaker23 added this to blbaker23's Ideas
November 7, 2014
Landscaping and porch view
debbie_luckey added this to debbie_luckey's ideas
September 20, 2014
doedon added this to doedon's ideas
September 6, 2014
comfy outdoor space
John Popp added this to Sagaponack
August 29, 2014
kkundrick added this to Misc
August 23, 2014
Nice sitting porch n
gmnash added this to outside patio
August 15, 2014
bexvarg added this to bexvarg's Ideas
August 11, 2014
brayden415 added this to home in the mnts
August 9, 2014
Very Cozy
Basavaraj Hottiholi added this to basavaraj_hottiholi's ideas
July 16, 2014
126delray added this to 126delray's ideas
June 29, 2014
familiapansas added this to Porches
June 29, 2014
Lo que busco en como se veria la vista del porch. Asi la visualizo obvio el diseƱo del porch no nos gusta
kdavisselsor added this to kdavisselsor's Ideas
June 8, 2014
pattykr7 added this to back patio
May 23, 2014
Covered. Yes!
vvmhouse added this to porch
April 28, 2014
Stained railings
rmaina added this to Outdoors
April 10, 2014
Patio furnitrue
sallyk575 added this to sallyk575's Ideas
April 9, 2014
ggold5 added this to Patio Ideas
March 16, 2014
Open design
dkbarnholt added this to porch
March 3, 2014
Railing detail
Erin added this to landscaping/fencing
February 17, 2014
Privacy trees
Diane Lind added this to Backyard
February 11, 2014
jasongroth added this to Front Porches
February 9, 2014
Large functional space
Rhonda Aardsma added this to rhonda_aardsma's Ideas
February 8, 2014
Daubed chairs and coffee table
v1rowt8 added this to Albemarle Plantation
November 28, 2013
jchiavetta added this to jchiavetta's ideas
November 19, 2013
porch furniture
jamesfharrington added this to jamesfharrington's ideas
November 19, 2013
cynthiaratliff69 added this to Porches
November 10, 2013
Like this porch
betsyclifton added this to porch rail
November 5, 2013
porch rail and evergreens in background
rumbo added this to rumbo's Ideas
September 16, 2013
More railings
steffanieharris added this to porch
August 14, 2013
Railing contrast
temmy22 added this to temmy22's Ideas
August 7, 2013
Covered patio
purplemilkcan added this to purplemilkcan's ideas
July 26, 2013
off the kitchen widow
cbard added this to Screen Porch Proect
July 22, 2013
Railings coor contrast
mcomco added this to mcomco's Ideas
June 30, 2013
Love the porch
kitchennew added this to kitchennew's ideas
June 23, 2013
reminds me of our back yard
clarkcj added this to Patio Ideas
May 27, 2013
Classy looking wicker furniture for the wrap-around porch
babarno1 added this to Front porch
May 21, 2013
hdunkak added this to exteriors
April 19, 2013
beautiful front porch
Orange Dahlia Studios added this to Hunting house
April 17, 2013
marahasideas24 added this to marahasideas24's Ideas
April 12, 2013
Front with furniture
tlc5125 added this to tlc5125's ideas
April 7, 2013
Love this porch
Sandra Beebe added this to outside house features
April 7, 2013
i like this covered room for out back.. also i like the furniture
citrines added this to Kitchen Ideas
April 3, 2013
19susan50 added this to Belmeade
March 30, 2013
Interesting railing
chriscal added this to chriscal's ideas
March 18, 2013
howmargo added this to Conservatory
February 23, 2013
neutral covers with lovely cushions
khoude2005 added this to khoude2005's Ideas
February 17, 2013
Love this porch
catrina88 added this to house ideas
February 2, 2013
Front porch
stacywalton added this to stacywalton's ideas
January 27, 2013
posts and railing
Milena Basciu added this to milena_basciu's ideas
January 22, 2013
mygibby added this to mygibby's ideas
January 14, 2013
apple tree added this to 2013 kitchen remodel
January 12, 2013
Beautiful porch! Traditional Foursquare house.
bluegrassdoctor added this to foursquare
January 10, 2013
porch column and railing
Urszula Urban added this to my ideas
January 9, 2013
I like such a view:)
smarti33 added this to front porch
October 23, 2012
exploited added this to new house
October 21, 2012
Amy Ross added this to new_old_homeowner's ideas
August 29, 2012
railings, pillars
housedreamer2 added this to housedreamer2's ideas
August 27, 2012
Exactly the feeling I want. Wide veranda style porch with comfy furniture
cmaglish added this to cmaglish's ideas
August 25, 2012
hbagheri added this to hbagheri's ideas
August 22, 2012
bonnieldb added this to bonnieldb's Ideas
August 16, 2012
Comfy cushiond
Ivelisse Rodriguez added this to ive1867's Favorites
August 12, 2012
Outdoor porch
demulroy added this to porch
August 9, 2012
mjspellins added this to mjspellins's ideas
August 5, 2012
comfy , cozy spot to enjoy family and company
alicreagh added this to alicreagh's ideas
July 23, 2012
xpatchesx added this to xpatchesx's Favorites
July 16, 2012
Lovely porch
rossclanton added this to rossclanton's Favorites
July 13, 2012
Porch railing
cmdparker added this to cmdparker's ideas
July 6, 2012
like porch
sweetescapecakes added this to sweetescapecakes's Ideas
July 2, 2012
jtfields added this to jtfields's Favorites
June 30, 2012
Wicker furniture on porch
kyleshouzz added this to Porch
June 23, 2012
different style of railing option
madeliene added this to madeliene's ideas
June 12, 2012
Now, this- is a porch!
shomaker added this to shomaker's ideas
May 20, 2012
kmaz3824 added this to Outside
May 14, 2012
Seriously cozy!!!!!
sguest35 added this to porch
May 14, 2012
white cushions
grmakmoses added this to grmakmoses's AZ ideas
May 9, 2012
carice added this to carice's Favorites
April 23, 2012
Table accessories and pillows
jamesjove added this to jamesjove's ideas
April 22, 2012
hardwina added this to hardwina's ideas
April 16, 2012
Afternoon tea?
Patrick Jankowski added this to porch
April 13, 2012
Wicker furniture
achoplin added this to exterior
April 11, 2012
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™