Monday, February 6, 2012

Pennington Porch Addition

Pennington Porch Design
For several years now, the owners of this Pennington home had been dreaming about adding a porch to the front of their house.  This year, with the help of A&E's excellent design, this dream was realized and a new porch was born!

A&E began by making a conceptual drawing of the proposed addition. As you can see from the design picture, we were able to create a smooth transition from the home to the garage while also adding street appeal with a natural stone veneer on the porch and the stairs.  

The columns on the outside resonate with a traditional porch design while the stone adds a distinct texturing to the original exterior of the home.
Early on in planning our designs, we overcame a challenge with the existing low pitched shingled roof.  Because this type of roof didn't allow for a conventional porch roof system, A&E succeeded in creating a flat roof system made of fiberglass.  

A flat roof system helped tie in the main house to the garage while also providing proper drainage. 

Fiberglass roofing is a lesser-known roofing choice, but it is great for dressing up the exterior of a house while providing a functional, durable surface. The new fiberglass roof on this porch is further complimented by a hidden gutter and an elegant perimeter of crown molding. 

Keeping the interest of ease of maintenance in mind, we installed Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) posts for support.  These PVC posts take on the appearance of an elegant wood construction, but don't require nearly the same amount of maintenance. 

In addition to building this porch, the owners of the home wanted to incorporate a stone element to the design. A&E accomplished this by installing field stone walls on the perimeter. 
Natural Stone Veneer and Walkway
These stone walls created an elegant transition to the blue stone walkway and also serve as a natural outline for the surrounding flower beds. 

Our Pennington porch project also includes a beat-board ceiling with recess lighting for a nice warm glow at night.  You can check out more of A&E Construction's Princeton and Hopewell specialty projects  in our portfolio

Stay tuned for an upcoming post on the finished porch to see the stone base for the post light as well as the installation of light aluminum railings and a rich mahogany capping. 

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