Design Guidelines Manual

Section II:   Porch & Deck Details

  • Limitless opportunities to express individual style
  • Strong horizontal base with ground hugging massing
  • Broad porches with minimum depth of 7'-0"
  • Wrap-around porches
  • Porches may be combined with entry elements
  • Wide variety of column details and materials are encouraged
  • Side and rear porch / decks may be screened or glazed as approved by the DRC
  • Variety of railing treatments are acceptable including wood & wrought iron (glass is permitted on rear decks pending approval of the DRC)
  • Simple 4 x 4 wood columns are not permitted as deck supports

Some examples:


Wrap-around porch creates strong horizontal base plane


Extended roof provides deck coverage

Cantilevered deck enhanced with log bracing


Wood columns and knee brace


Hewn square cut log porch treatment



Deck over porch

Rustic deck treatment

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