The addition of a large scale porch to an historic home requires just the right use of scale, geometry, and materials.  This house in Compton Heights incorporates the careful use of exposed wood details to contrast the mass of the existing masonry in a lighter, airy feel despite what amounted to 600 square feet of outdoor living.  The gabled ends echo the details on the original house and blend with a beautifully executed landscape to create a tranquil garden retreat in the heart of the city.

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