Recreating an old house porch from a picture

730 Douglas Porch

Recreating an old house porch from a picture

The owners of this home knew their porch shown below was not original to the house and wanted to put back an appropriate one.

They put a lot of time into coming up with a new design and got it approved by the Design Review Committee.

They were about to begin construction when a descendant of a past resident knocked on their door saying she had an old picture.  It showed the porch that was there in pretty good detail. A very high quality scan allowed me to zoom in on details.

I took that picture and made full scale mock ups of the balustrade, porch apron and spandrel.  I put the mockups on the house for the Design Review committee and owners to approve and it was.

Here are pictures of the finished porch balustrade and apron.