This high-end contemporary screened porch was constructed with solid cedar columns.


  • Cedar tongue and groove ceiling

Open to keep things natural, 8x8 cedar columns (coated* for preservation), black trim, matching roof tiles, tongue and groove cedar roof, type of doors, ceiling fans, ceiling lights, score lighting bored into strong cedar columns….



  • Cedar 8x8 columns to match interior columns 

  • Five(5) solid columns installed to carry roof 

  • Columns to be treated  



  • IPE deck 

  • Deck to be Stained 

  • Free standing pressure treated frame 

  • IPE Trim around perimeter to hide rim joists 

  • Decking installed parallel to the house with hidden fasteners 

  • Irregular pattern decking – irregular sizing in deck boards 

Screen Porch Roof 

  • Hip roof construction 

  • Cedar knotty  tongue & groove or spruce TBD 

  • Gutters, downspouts, soffit, fascia, shingles to match existing house 

  • Screen Eze Screening system installed 

  • Custom Cedar Storm Door 

  • Open cathedral ceiling – knotty cedar installed beneath rafters 



  • Recessed Lights (6) with dimmer 

  • Designer ceiling fan installed

  • Sconce lighting installed


This stunning screened porch in Chevy Chase, Maryland was commissioned with style and

refinement in mind. Its overall look was inspired by its parent home, and its materials were chosen to look

natural without looking out-of-place in a contemporary -[some word for environment]-

The natural look begins five grand 8x8 cedar columns treated with resin to retain its organic color

for years. They’re flanked by a SCREENEZE screening system that lacks the handrails most porches have

to provide unobstructed views and an unmatched clean look. Black screens, lighting features, and door &

window trim match that of the home and contrast well with the cedar columns and roof.

This porch’s interior boasts a matching tongue and groove cedar roof outfitted with two designer

ceiling fans and six adjustable recessed lights. These electrical elements are controllable via a [a word for

technologically advanced] dual remote system.

Other features include dual black screened glass doors; hardy Ipe decking and trim; an open

cathedral ceiling and hip roof adorned with shingles identical to those on the rest of the home; and steps

down to what was a preexisting stone porch.