A loggia and formal
garden connect the front and back porches on the West side of the
property. The addition is anchored on the west end by a two-sided
fireplace and opens, on east side, to the existing pool and dock.
Between lie the new outdoor kitchen, outdoor dining room and outdoor
entertainment areas. An ample lawn between the porch and the dock as
frequently hosts croquet tournaments as it does an impromptu football
game. Groups as large as 100 have been invited guests to dinner from
time to time. The owner remarked one day that she had been counting up
the number of people who had a physical seat on the porch and was
surprised that the combination of the entertainment and seating areas,
the outdoor dining room and seating at the bar, provides a place for
almost 85 people to be comfortably seated. She said, “this is more than
I can seat in my house for sure, and way better because we’re all
together here on the porch.