The owners of this turn of the century (1890) Victorian home in Denver’s historic Potter Highlands Neighborhood retained ArcWest, Denver architects to explore an historic renovation applicable for a front porch design. The clients wanted a front sitting patio or covered porch, a front door entry protected from the weather, and second story balcony accessed from an existing unused doorway.
Historical maps indicate that the home originally had a front porch but it was removed prior to district designation. Similar homes in the area have various porch designs both new and old.
As per historic landmark preservation requirements, ArcWest designed a new porch that mimics area structures in a simplified form, uses stylistic details from the architectural styles nearby, and is a simplified interpretation of the original.