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.