Porch Pavilion
Lexington, MA

Project scope

Add a screen porch to a home. (226 sq. ft.)

Our charge

This home like many others in New England has a lovely yard with wooded surroundings, but in the warm months is often inhospitable because of bugs. Easy solution: Add a screen porch. The usual solution of tacking a rectangular enclosure onto the back of the house did not appeal to us. The roof connection would be awkward. The adjacent room made dark and the sense of being “in the yard” not fully realized. Our octagon room sits out in the yard virtually surrounded by garden. A small screen hall connects lightly to the house and works as a vestibule to the BBQ patio and yard.