Porch at Westminster Park

Porch Interior-2

Design & Builder: Steve Taylor
Engineer: William Strodel
Owner: The Arnot Family
Location: Wellesley Island

This porch is an addition to the westerly end of an existing home on a hill looking southeast over the river.

We started with a survey of the home and located prominent trees to the west end off the kitchen where the porch was to provide summer gathering space.  The porch plan was based on a hexagon canted 15 degree further to the southeast to capture more expansive views and breezes off the water.  Both the geometric form and the offset canting are expressed on the interior with a geometric lay-lite illuminated by skylights in the roof. This natural illumination was a wonderful and cheerful surprise to the family.