To take advantage of views of the park at the end of the street, we incorporated a new second-story balcony into the design. The balcony is directly off the master bedroom.
We replaced all of the windows with new larger windows, added a door to the second floor balcony and custom built a new mahogany front door and transom to fit the original opening.
The homeowner is a landscape designer so he designed the front landscape to compliment the porch. The combination of architecture and landscape gives him a great place to entertain or to just sit and relax and watch the neighborhood.
A few BEFORE PICTURES to see what we started with: