Problem: Growing family needed a bigger outdoor entertainment area.

Solution: Create a covered porch space for entertaining and family hang out that blends in with their existing open patio space.

Project: Porch Remodel

Name: Malloy Porch Remodel in Dilworth

Architect: Josh Allison

Outdoor Living in Style

The Malloy property in Dilworth, North Carolina is a classic American Craftsman home with every detail true to form, inside and out. Their Craftsman style home already featured signature elements, such as thick tapered columns, shake siding, rafter tails, earth tones, and natural stone accents. So, why mess with a good thing? 

Truth be told, the Malloys wanted more: a covered outdoor living area where they could have family hangouts and entertain friends. The challenge? The addition needed to blend in, as if it had always been part of the original home. 

Hopedale Builders set out on creating this outdoor living area by first considering what its surroundings are and asking, What are the best exterior design ideas for a craftsman house? Luckily, the patio and external elements answered this question immediately.  

Tennessee stone anchors the tapered columns and climbs the entire height of the stately fireplace, while neutral travertine stone tile lines the flooring, tying the original patio to the new addition. Also continued from the original structure to the new porch addition are the rafter tails, which extend past the tie beams to the edge of the roof. 

The Hopedale Builders designer cleverly used shake siding on the inner surface of the porch covering, adjacent to the vaulted ceiling. This carries the original craftsman feature from the exterior of the original home to the new addition. It’s just one more element the design-build team employed to make the addition look as if it’s been there the entire time. 

Hopedale Builders believes that the best outdoor living areas blend in while standing out as an impeccably built structure that respects the original space. In their own words, the Malloys felt that they were part of the process, kept up to date every step of the way, and appreciated the quality and details of the end result. 

Hopedale Builders is a Charlotte-based design-build firm that specializes in outdoor additions. If you’re interested in expanding your entertaining space and want a space to host family gatherings, contact Hopedale Builders for a consultation.

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We hired Hopedale Builders to build a covered outdoor room. Brett Taylor managed the project meticulously and made sure every detail was completed. The online software system Hopedale uses keeps you aware and up to date with everything going on with the project. His contractors all did excellent work and the end result is top quality construction. Brett and his team at Hopedale did an excellent job and we are thrilled with the addition.

- Allison Malloy