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Portico Entry Home Designs Explained

December 02, 2016

Portico Entry Home Designs Explained

What is a Portico?

The Oxford Dictionary describes a portico as “A structure consisting of a roof supported by columns at regular intervals, typically attached as a porch to a building”.

Not only does a portico dress up your curb appeal, it offers a visual cue on where to enter the house. It also protects visitors, and your entry, from the elements. Porticos are different from porches in that they don’t necessarily provide a social space. A porch provides more of an outdoor living area.

Portico Entry Home Designs range from classic and modern to Victorian or Colonial revival. Porticos are found in a variety of home plan styles in the Sater Design Collection. One such plan is the “Monterchi”.

The two-story arched portico in this modern Tuscan villa home plan makes a grand statement from the curb.

Monterchi Home Front Elevation Image - Plan # 6965

Looking for more space? Porticos can be large or small. Take for instance the “Carlisle Bay” home plan.

Carlisle Bay-Front Elevation-Plan #6755

The double portico on the front and back of this quaint two-story house plan creates unmatched exterior charm. Inside, a gallery loft links to the forward portico. The bonus room over the garage with a balcony adds to the appeal of this Key West style cottage.

Carlisle Bay-Front Elevation-Plan #6755

A classic style of portico can be found in the columned entryway of the “Kincaid” home plan.

This charming farmhouse home plan features an entry flanked by windows, allowing light to flood the foyer and open concept great room areas.

Kincaid Home - Front Elevation Rendering -Plan #6534

When it comes to luxury home design, the Sater Design Collection has the variety of pre-drawn home plans to suit your family’s needs. What if you find a plan that’s almost perfect? We offer modification services to tweak that plan to your specifications.

Have your own ideas of a portico style for your dream home? The possibilities are endless when designing your own custom home with The Sater Group. Let us know how can we help you!

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