Tudor Style Timber Porch

Existing Enclosed Porch Renovation

  • After
  • Before
  • New Timber Supports
  • New Casement Windows and French Doors

About this project:

How do you know you’re a good architect? When a local architecture professor and friend contacts you for their project. The owner of this Tudor style home needed to replace her enclosed porch while retaining the style of the original house. However, the challenge became in using both the existing roof and foundation while replacing and updating everything in-between.

Working with the client, Ekocite Architecture provided designs incorporating elements of the original porch. Propping up the existing roof, everything below was removed, except for the foundation. New bricks matching the house, along with white oak timbers, were used for long-term durability. Large casement windows from a Detroit manufacturer were added to maximize the porch’s west exposure. With insulated windows and a heated floor, the owner can now relax in her new porch and enjoy the evening sun.

Included in the project:

  • French doors.
  • Large, insulated casement windows for natural light.
  • Use of existing floor and roof to save client construction costs.

Looking to rebuild or add a new porch? We’d love to talk with you about it.


Rosedale Park in Detroit, Michigan

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