Homeowner held hostage by front porch.

April 20, 2012

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No doubt about it,  these old porches are captivating in every sense of the word.  Just ask any home owner held hostage by the amount if maintenance and repair they require.  Looks like this guy mounted a heavy defense with a cement truck.  Only frustration could caused such a laps in design judgement.  He almost got away with it too.  The 1950’s railing at the stair  made me look closer and ask; are the columns a little too tall and slender, is that the main supporting beam in the basement showing in the foundation, did somebody rip the old porch off and pour a slab in its place?  Yup!

For a less drastic way of dealing with an old porch, call an architect.  They really do know how to design a lifetime renovation job.


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