Sometimes, a screened porch is an afterthought, a conversion of an open porch or a deck in an attempt to extract a little more outdoor living during the warmer months while keeping sun, rain, and bugs at bay. In this case, though, the screened porch was part of the original design of a 6,000-square-foot rural Vermont home and was completed simultaneously with the rest of the project. In addition to the three-season porch off the home’s dining room on the lower level, there’s a rooftop deck off the second-story master bedroom, above.

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