From Kids to QuietTraditional Porch, Boston

On the site of an old family summer cottage, nestled on a lake in upstate New York, rests this newly constructed year round residence. The house is designed for two, yet provides plenty of space for adult children and grandchildren to come and visit. The serenity of the lake is captured with an open floor plan, anchored by fireplaces to cozy up to. The public side of the house presents a subdued presence with a courtyard enclosed by three wings of the house.

Photo Credit: David Lamb

Large elegant stone front porch photo in Boston with a roof extension —  Houzz
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jbgb wrote:Oct 24, 2012
  • Tracy Hughes
    We're about to build a porch similar to this one ( not quite as grand). Love the flooring material. Is that blue stone?
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    Thanks for your question tracy207. Yes that terrace is made of blue stone.
allan1cars wrote:Jun 11, 2012
  • bellinghambythebay

    May I ask the height of this porch? thank you, one of my favorites. Wish there were more photos of this home

  • bellinghambythebay

    and wanted to ask if you are sure this is 8'6" deep? (looks deeper to me, ) thanks

reginabryson wrote:Aug 19, 2013
lbucelli wrote:Oct 12, 2012
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    Thanks for your question robert. The posts are made from Azek trim pieces.
  • bellinghambythebay

    what info would I give builder to build these 10 inch posts? thanks

stephany130 wrote:Aug 5, 2012
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    The terrace is Blue Stone.
  • lauriebm
    Could you please tell me the siding color that is on this house with the beautiful porch?
cjudy wrote:Jan 26, 2015
  • cjudy
    Is there a reason for creating the step and not making it flush? We are doing a similar project. Thanks!
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    There was about a foot between the floor and grade. Putting a step at the door threshold allowed us to just have one step down from the terrace to grade, instead of having two steps.

qhspereira wrote:Oct 1, 2012
  • jjkephart74
    What are your vertical posts made of? Are they wrapped with a material?
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    Thanks for your question jjkephart74. The posts are wrapped with Azek trim pieces.
esta wrote:Sep 15, 2012
  • kmccloskey1
    Hi. Are the columns made of wood or hardie board?
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    Thanks for your questions kmmccloskey. The posts are wood and then wrapped with Azek trim pieces.
lauriebm wrote:Jan 17, 2014
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    Thanks for your question Lauriebm! All the trim work in white is custom. The siding is cedar shingles with a custom paint. The porch ceiling is a stain v-groove.
  • dawnmarie1017

    What color & pattern blue stone is this porch?

shyambimal wrote:Apr 26, 2015
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    Thanks for your question Shyambimal. There are four columns at 10" wide.

annachance wrote:Apr 6, 2015
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    Thanks for your question Annachance. The typical bluestone.

toan620 wrote:Jul 28, 2014
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    Thanks for your question. A basic exterior grade latex paint was used on the posts and columns.
Amanda Goosman wrote:May 19, 2013
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    Thanks for your question! This project is in Silver Springs, New York.
esta wrote:Sep 15, 2012
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    Hopefully you found a builder in Trinidad!
Kristie Allen Racca wrote:Oct 30, 2017

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    Fred Albert added this to Dream Spaces: Gracious, Spacious Front PorchesMar 3, 2014

    With a lakeside setting like this one in upstate New York, it’s not surprising that a knockout front porch was part of the plan for this new home. It has all the essential elements: boxed columns, a bluestone floor, a wood ceiling (fir V-groove boards with a clear finish) and wicker seating with lots of plush cushions.

    Laura Gaskill added this to 15 Fall Decorating Ideas From Great Country HomesSep 20, 2013

    15. A cozy porch. Plump pillows, fluffy throws and pots of gorgeous fall blooming flowers come together to create a porch you can happily spend time on long into the fall. Carry a mug of hot apple cider out, put your feet up and relax.How to cozy up outside this fallTell us: Would you try any of these ideas?

    Becky Harris added this to Enliven Your Porch With ColorMay 18, 2012

    Fall mums inspire a few autumnal red accents as the seasons change around this porch.

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    catspotter added this to BHI entry20 hours ago

    Column with coffered ceiling, bead board

    Alison Schoppe added this to Alison's ideasJun 30, 2019

    contrasting perky with white beams for porches

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