Problem: Homeowners wanted an all-weather, panoramic view addition for their 1920s cottage.

Solution: Hopedale Builders built a seamless porch addition with accordion glass doors and Bettervue screens.

Project: Porch Addition

Name: McBryde Porch Addition in Dilworth

Architect: Don Duffy

Melding Past and Present: The Seamless Integration of a Panoramic Porch into a 1920s Cottage

Having an all-weather retreat that offers panoramic views of the outdoors is the dream addition for many homeowners. That’s exactly what led the McBrydes (a repeat client) to work with Hopedale Builders to create their screened porch addition for their super-charming 1920s Dilworth cottage. 

Marrying the addition to the early 20th century home was a very important goal. Every detail needed to feel like a seamless addition to the original home. Another important factor? Respecting the seniority of the meticulously landscaped garden just outside the porch. After all, it was there first and the porch addition essentially pays homage to its secret-gardenesque beauty. 

Honestly, the entire space just begs the description of charming. From the irregular bluestone floors and the cut fieldstone fireplace to the soft cream paint color and the simple tongue & groove ceiling, every finish is welcoming and warm. 

The McBrydes can create a completely open space by simply pushing aside the folding glass door system. Rather than just a set of French doors, the accordion system can span wall-to-wall for a completely unobstructed view and easy movement between their new screened porch addition and the original home. To continue that relaxing open-air feel, we installed Bettervue screens on the addition, known for their high-quality and greater visibility than other screens. 

The porch addition creates a sweet gathering space, an expansion on their livable square footage, and protection from weather and pests when they just want to enjoy a taste of the outdoors without the inconveniences. If your home leaves much to be desired in terms of a protected and appealing space to enjoy the outdoors year round, Hopedale Builders has you covered–literally. For more screened porch addition ideas, peruse our online gallery or contact us to schedule a consultation for any questions you may have about our process and beginning your South Charlotte home remodeling journey.

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