Front porches always seem to make a house feel more friendly and inviting. I love that they have experienced a surge in popularity in recent years. NPR's All Things Considered did a cool series on the front porch's role in American history, architecture, community, literature, and culture last year called Summer on the Porch—you can read some of the stories here.
Extreme Home Makeover Vienna Edition
Comments () | Published February 9, 2007
Encompass Design/Build took home the "Best Whole House Remodel in the $250,000 to $500,000 range" for this project in Vienna.To transform the outdated split-level above into the Craftsman-Style home below, Encompass created a multi-level roof with gables and dormers and built a new wrap-around porch with trim details. On the inside, the contractor opened everything up—raised the ceiling on the main floor, expanded the dining room, and added another level with a master suite—without going beyond the home's original footprint.