Best of 2020 Kitchen Design: Cooking Outdoors in Howard County

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James Moylan

Monday, December 16, 2019


The most ground-level deck (portion closest to the driveway) connects the front pathway, rear garage exit, and sun room exit to the backyard. It features a wide, curved staircase and other landings to accommodate the various entry and exit points, as well as an upper grilling space/alternative grill and barbecue area to the pavilion.

2017 Guide to Building a Round Portico in the DMV

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James Moylan

Monday, January 30, 2017

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How do You Build a Round Portico in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.?

One of the most dramatic and elegant touches that can be added to an entryway is a round portico, as seen on this Clifton, Virginia home. Before implementing the desirable design element, however, there are some considerations to note. From railing style limitations to column placement, the key to a successful portico is planning and forethought as well as some industry knowledge about what can and can’t work with a round portico system, or even within your local regulations.