PORCH LIKE A TEM­PLE RE­BUILT

Old House Journal - - Restore -

Re­con­struct­ing a his­toric porch roof—es­pe­cially one sup­ported by pe­riod columns, like this one—of­ten re­quires shoring up with ex­ten­sive scaf­fold­ing dur­ing re­pairs. Work un­der­way on an 1899 Colo­nial Re­vival house in­cluded an au­then­tic restora­tion of the en­try porch, ex­tend­ing to both the Ionic porch columns and the his­toric balustrade atop the roof. The entab­la­ture was painstak­ingly re­built with all dam­aged or miss­ing de­tails, in­clud­ing a row of den­tils and miss­ing mould­ings.

ABOVE & RIGHT A com­plete restora­tion by Full Circa of an elab­o­rate Colo­nial Re­vival en­try porch in­volved re­build­ing the struc­ture of the roof and its balustrade. The porch has in­ter­nal gut­ters, which ac­tu­ally drain to­ward a leader on the right-hand side of the house.

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