Building the new porch straight off the rear of the home would have created a telescope effect. So instead, Ken planned the structure to run parallel to the main house and then connected the two rectangular buildings with a narrow screened breezeway. "We took a T-shaped house and turned it into an H-shaped house," says Ken.
A French door connects the porch to the kitchen for easy access when entertaining.
Kegerator: by Custom Home Pubs, LLC, Matthews, NC; customhomepubs.com.
Metal curtains: by Cascade Coil Drapery Inc.; cascadecoil.com.
Refrigerator: Built-in Undercounter Refrigerator (FF521BLBI) in Stainless Steel; summitappliance.com.