Loyal Heights Addition
For this house on a double lot, the clients came to us requesting better access to the beautiful garden they had cultivated on the south side of their home. We removed a side porch that blocked the view of the garden, replacing it with a sun room with a cathedral ceiling. The new configuration shifts the space to the west, affording the kitchen a view of the garden. A gracious stair leads from the generous trellis-covered porch to the garden. The porch is accessed from either the sun room or the dining room. The heaters in the trellis extend the use of the porch from early spring into late fall.
The roof was extended westward with a curved roof emulating the front porch. The roof covers a basement access stair and a small back porch off the sunroom. A skylight brings daylight into the window of the breakfast nook.
A small powder room on the second floor was enlarged just enough to add a shower, providing needed functionality for the two bedrooms adjacent to it.
The remodel added a great deal of livability and ease to the home, while the addition and porch compliment and enhance the original style of the house.
Photos © Howard L. Miller