The homeowner sought out nearby artisans to construct the new screened porch. The age-old techniques that many of these stonemasons, carpenters, and metalsmiths inherited from their fathers and grandfathers helped give the project its authenticity. "These craftsmen built the porch with the same level of care and detail that the original home had," says Ken.
The farm table was handcrafted from antique heart pine by Georgia Harvest Tables.
Bench: vintage church pew. Similar items available through Cline's Country Antiques, Mt. Pleasant, NC; clinesantiquesmpnc.com.
Green pillow fabric: Ranger Twill in Fern (000280741); calicocorners.com.
Pillow (middle on bench): Jute Braid Pillow Cover in Tumbleweed; potterybarn.com.
Birdhouses: handcrafted by Ty Buris, Bear Creek Cabinet Shop, Oakboro, NC; bearcreekcabinet.com.