Porte Cochere


Landscape Architect:

     Pellettieri Associates


   Marcus Gleysteen

The stone porte-cochere, along with a side porch and front portico, completes a New Hampshire country house with connections to outdoor space.  In the tradition of connected farm buildings seen throughout New England, the existing main house anchors a series of linked outbuildings that are terminated on one end by a reclaimed antique barn, and on the other by the addition of the stone porte-cochere.

The porte-cochere is connected to the main house via a glassy breezeway, and a small potting shed on the opposite side balances the composition.  The two-car entrance is spanned by a sculptural exposed steel beam layered with a stone arch.  In the severe winter months, custom Douglas fir barn doors close over the opposite opening to protect the space from drifting snow.


     2020 Winner Excellence in Specialty Room Design - NH Home Magazine Excellence in Design Awards