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Vasser's Porch
Oxford, Mississippi
Completed: 1996
Area: 270 Square Feet
 
The elderly third-generation owner of this carpenter gothic house (the Architect’s aunt) wanted to replace the inappropriate Chinese Chippendale front porch, which the previous generation had added. Her primary objective was for a new porch which would recall the original one. Secondarily, she wanted a more commodious and usable porch.

The solution is a porch which (like the house’s original) extends across two-thirds of the house front. The columns and brackets are rendered in a subtly updated carpenter gothic vocabulary. The result is a harmonious, usable porch which at first glance appears to be original. Upon closer inspection, the discerning eye can distinguish that the details are new.

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