The clients wanted a screened porch addition that not only increased the interchange of air and light in the house, but supported their family lifestyle. The core of their household revolves around the family table, where dining is a backdrop to many of the family activities; homework, reading, meetings, artwork, and hobbies. They sought to increase the potential of the space by extending it outward.
Landscaping surrounding the porch includes a minimalist garden. A steel beam that supports the roof structure also functions as a scupper to distribute rainwater from the roof to a basin below. The room furnishings are planned to complement the natural and modern essence of the addition and support the effort to bring the indoors out.