Like many other historic properties, the ravages of time had taken their toll upon this Bristol, Rhode Island residence. Additionally, the vernacular Second Empire style home had received several exterior renovations that clashed with the original design, including detailing along the porch, tower, and balcony. At some point the covered entry porch was extended to wrap around to the West Elevation and a three-season enclosed porch added, which lacked the historic detailing. Through careful study of historical photographs and available materials, Lerner | Ladds + Bartels created a plan to not only restore and revitalize the home, but also added a spacious yet tasteful porch solution which more closely matched the design intent of the original. The process included: restoration of the wrap-around porch including details (balusters, brackets, newel posts, column details) consistent with historic photography; rebuilding of the deteriorating three-season porch and installing new insulated windows to make it a year-round porch; installation of a new deck on the rear of the house and a new door to the deck, adding direct access to the backyard; replacement of the existing bulkhead; and replacement of lattice screening below porch crawl space.