Large elegant blue three-story wood exterior home photo in New York with a hip roof

Historical Four Square with Large Front Porch

Traditional Exterior, New York

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. AIA Gold Medal Winner for Interior Architectural Element. For the whole story visit www.clawsonarchitects.com
Large elegant blue three-story wood exterior home photo in New York with a hip roof - Houzz

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jallred wrote:August 5, 2012
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    Clawson Architects, LLC
    8 years ago
    Porches: less than 6’ deep are useless. 6’ gets you a rocking chair and room to walk pass. 8’ is good, but 10’-12’ is ideal for entertaining and hanging out on. This one varies in depth but averages 12'.
    For more on sizes see my blog and see Formulas for Good Design http://clawsonarchitects.blogspot.com/
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