Modern PorchMidcentury Entry, Baltimore

The shape of the angled porch-roof, sets the tone for a truly modern entryway. This protective covering makes a dramatic statement, as it hovers over the front door. The blue-stone terrace conveys even more interest, as it gradually moves upward, morphing into steps, until it reaches the porch.

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The multicolored tan stone, used for the risers and retaining walls, is proportionally carried around the base of the house. Horizontal sustainable-fiber cement board replaces the original vertical wood siding, and widens the appearance of the facade. The color scheme — blue-grey siding, cherry-wood door and roof underside, and varied shades of tan and blue stone — is complimented by the crisp-contrasting black accents of the thin-round metal columns, railing, window sashes, and the roof fascia board and gutters.

This project is a stunning example of an exterior, that is both asymmetrical and symmetrical. Prior to the renovation, the house had a bland 1970s exterior. Now, it is interesting, unique, and inviting.

Photography Credit: Tom Holdsworth Photography
Contractor: Owings Brothers Contracting

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erinmenard wrote:Jan 10, 2016
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    place architecture:design

    Thank you! We used a pre-finished fiber cement Hardi-siding. I do not have the specific color on file.

  • Bonnie Wilde
    thank you. I'm also looking at your rock work. what is the color and type of rock used?
jamigott wrote:Dec 5, 2016
Bunny Joy wrote:May 30, 2018
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    place architecture:design

    Unfortunately, I do not have that information available.

  • Bunny Joy
    Thank you for your help:)
Daenerys Targaryen wrote:Feb 15, 2016
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    Johnson, Craven & Gibson

    Hardiplank is easy to maintain and can be painted any color. You could implement wood into the door though.

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    place architecture:design

    Thank you for your inquiry. The siding is a fiber-cement product. It is resistant to rot and mildew and an excellent choice for a maintenance free siding.

Sheila Iselmoe wrote:Aug 3, 2017
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    place architecture:design

    This is a standard 3" diameter steel post that can be purchased at a building supply company.

Luke Hagenbach Real Estate wrote:Apr 11, 2016
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    place architecture:design

    Thank you! The CertainTeed siding color is Pewter and the window sashes + trim are black.

Andrea Brett wrote:Apr 8, 2016
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    place architecture:design

    Thank you! I do not recall the window manufacturer, however most window companies can offer this sash configuration.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

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Brenna Malmberg added this to Entry Refresh: 7 Bright Ideas for Front Porch LightingSep 26, 2016

6. Tuck Lights Out of SightThe designer of this Baltimore-area home chose to install six recessed lights to let the roof be the dominant element. Read more about home exterior renovation

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Annie Thornton added this to Entry Recipe: New Focal Point for a 1970s Ranch HouseNov 9, 2015

Photos by Tom Holdsworth PhotographyGoal: To update and enhance the curb appeal of a 1970s spec house, and create an inviting and accessible front entryway within the landscapeDesigner: Laurie JB Stubb, principal of place architecture:designLocation: Brooklandville, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore

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adsintexas added this to Exterior Elevations11 hours ago

Slate sidewalk and porch ideas.

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debracompton added this to debracompton's ideasAug 29, 2019

front door and colors of our house

wendybern
wendybern added this to EntryAug 26, 2019

Love the front door and windows

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