Sunday, May 28, 2017

"Great architecture has only two natural enemies: water and stupid men." -- Richard Nickel



Our 1925 cottage may not be "great architecture" but it certainly has an adorable front porch.  Here it is a few years ago, at Halloween.  (Details on painting the hellmouth can be found here.)





We've known this porch needed love, for some time now.

The whole thing is catty-whompus:  crooked in every direction imaginable.  




The problem wasn't just that the structure was a bit off-kilter.  It turns out that the porch suffered from both of the enemies of architecture:  water, and stupid choices.  The problems were a multiplication of both those factors.  




Luckily, Robb is both fearless and skilled in house-building.  The whole project makes me a bit queazy, but he's undaunted.





I'm sure our neighbors are suitably horrified.

1 comment:

Peter Svenonius said...

If you haven't reinstalled the stairs by October, you could put the Hellmouth *under* the porch deck this time -- that would be scary looking!

Thoralf

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