Would like to convert open carport into a screened porch or what we call a "breezeway." The carport is 18.3 feet wide and 20 feet long. It has an existing concrete slab that floods during rain showers.It has a flat roof. We'd need to elevate the floor and add gutters, I suppose to make this work. We would need to build covered parking to the north of the new breezeway with a screened door to enter the breezeway from the newly-build carport/covered parking. The new parking structure would have to be wide enough for two cars, side by side. I suppose the same width as the existing carport.
Our goal is to transform the carport to livable space (no air conditioning) so we can enjoy our Florida weather without dealing with bugs and rain. The north and south facing walls would be screened in, while we would use the existing house and shed for the side walls. Everything must be up to Florida hurricane code.
Our house is a 1957 rancher with gable roof. I would like a cottage feel design. I suppose that is considered a traditional style, but I am open to alternatives. I'd like to remove the existing double wooden doors to shed where the washer and dryer is housed and replace those doors with a barn-style door on rail.
Winning design must take into consideration building codes and hurricane codes.
Do hope to execute project. Would like to work with winning designer.
We do NOT want to remove the existing flat carport roof. We will NOT be knocking down walls. We need electricity in the newly created living space. We would like a barn-door on a rail to replace the existing two-door wood doors. The screen enclosure can be the entire height of the carport or you can design a partial-wall screen because we have two little dogs who might break through the screen. We need to be able to get the north-south breeze to flow through the room, however. The more screen the better. No carpets on the floor. We use porcelain tile in our home. An overhang on the south facing screen wall would be necessary so the rain doesn't come into the screened room. The north facing wall would have the new carport build.
Affordability of design is supreme. Looking for something traditional in design, but open to ideas. The new carport to be built should be affordable, too. Columns flanking the north-facing open wall driving into the carport would be nice. The carport should be open on the entrance and side walls. The south facing wall would be where the new living space begins.
We would like i, ii, iii, v, and 3d version if possible.
Existing carport (that would become the breezeway or screened in porch) is 220"w x 240"d.
The driveway is 220"w x 39 feet. The new carport/covered parking would need to be 18'w x 20'd to give us room for two cars side by side.