Need Arbour/Pagoda pictures

I'm looking for pictures of homes that have a freestanding arbour or pagoda right up by the front door instead of a porch. If you know of photos, could you post them? Thanks!
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  • Vickie Johnson Vickie Johnson on Apr 18, 2015
    Go to pinterest look for pagodas or you can look at my boards for yards I have a lot of photos in there. Vickie Johnson. Most have DIY instructions and shopping lists also.

  • FionaE FionaE on Apr 22, 2015
    Thanks for the links. I'm looking for something more specific that would be stand in front of the front door, but is freestanding instead of a covered porch that would be attached to the house. I've heard of the concept but rarely seen any examples.

    • Gail Salminen Gail Salminen on Apr 25, 2015
      @FionaE perhaps if you posted a pic of the area you want to add the structure would help to provide you more pertinent information.

  • FionaE FionaE on Apr 26, 2015
    The roof line is awkward at the front door since it is stepped back from the exterior wall of the house. There is also a large concrete roofless porch at the front. Steps come off the driveway at the side of the porch. They are cut into the concrete. I'd like something break up the long angled roofline (which continues over the carport to the right) and provide more of an "entrance" into the house without building on to the house itself. It needs to be able to bear snow as we are in the North!

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    • Gail Salminen Gail Salminen on Apr 30, 2015
      @FionaE that shouldn't be a problem. From watching some of the diy shows this week I think you may want to do a two tier (higher for the porch area but lower across the garage) - flat top - pergola. Saw one show this week that used rolls of bamboo for the roofing area - may not be strong enough for the snow in the north, but you could grow a vine up it for shade - will take a few years to cover it. I think you may also want to have a geometric pattern in it, either squares or triangles. You may have to invent your own pattern. Wish you luck with your project and would love to see the final product if you can.