Sylvan Setting

FineCraft Contractors, Inc.

Homeowners in Bethesda tapped FineCraft Contractors, Inc., to build a screened porch on the back of their house that would allow them to enjoy its secluded, wooded backdrop. A rustic structure, designed by Soe Lin Architects, feels like a natural extension of the forested property.

  • The sloped lot drops off at the back, so the porch had to be elevated, conjuring the sensibility of a treehouse.
  • The steel-and-wood structure complements the sylvan setting.
  • The slanted roof supported by steel columns and beams imparts the feel of a cabin; a wood-burning fireplace framed in wood offers a focal point.
  • The porch opens into an inviting living area, complete with walls of books and a paneled fireplace wall.

Facts + Stats
FineCraft Contractors, Inc., has been in business for 35 years. A staff of 25 to 35 people completes 45 projects a year ranging in price from $50,000 to $1.5 million.

FineCraft Contractors, Inc.
104 Summit Hall Rd. Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-330-7633 |