I like the stone base. We could use brick to match house. Traditional structures like this new pergola–porch can be built from modern materials that are impervious to moisture and insects (Kleer Lumber components from Tapco).
Larger windows on colonial facade. Exterior of this remodeled, light-filled colonial home I love this redo of a colonial style home from This Old House Magazine March 2012 issue. LOVE the use of gray as an interior color!