verandah

In Victorian houses porches are usually limited to the front elevation, but in Fresno, because of the summer heat, porches were usually extended to cover the full perimeter of the first floor to protect the house from the sun’s heat. In the Meux residence, the porch extends around the three principal elevations of the house and helped to keep the interior relatively cool during the hot summer days.

Porch details at railing and stairs are made from simple rectangular wood members intermixed with cut out details of arches and circles. Newell posts and posts are stock mill made units.

 

 

 

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