Summer Screened Porch Roundup
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Forget air conditioning: the most effective way to combat summer heat (and facilitate summer cocktail parties) is the screened porch. Here's a roundup of some favorites. Above: A midcentury modern porch from the portfolio of photographer Roger Davies . Above: A screened porch in Napa, by San Francisco designer Ken Fulk ; via House Beautiful . Above: A porch in New England by Estes/Twombly Architects . Above: A screened in porch photographed by Michael Graydon . Above: A screened porch in Texas by Poteet Architects . Above: Texas architect Max Levy's House at Wind Point; photo by Charles Davis Smith . Above: A porch at the Cloud 9 ranch in Texas by Lake Flato Architects . Above: A sleeping porch in the Sullivan County, New York, cabin of Scott Newkirk (to create a similar look, consult Steal This Look: Summer Sleeping Porch ). Above: Two views of a modern screened porch by architect David Salmela in Wisconsin; via Dwell . Above: Iconic Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius ' own house in Lincoln, Massachusetts, incorporated New England details, including a screened porch. Above two photos: A screened porch in New York by Platt Dana Architects . Above: Photographer William Abranowicz's screened porch in Westchester County, via Martha Stewart . Above: A two-story screened porch at the Claverack Homesteads , designed by Dennis Wedlick. Above: A screened-in space in a Maine coastal house by Sheila Narusawa Architects . N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 11, 2011.