Blueprint for Improvement: New great room and porch in north Indy



This 1972 home is in Indianapolis’ Pickwick Commons neighborhood. Like many homes from that time, it had a tri-level floorplan that lacked extra living space. The homeowners wanted to extend their home’s footprint beyond the kitchen by adding a great room and a new screened-in porch.


  • The new great room has 560 square feet of additional living space – plenty of room for the family’s piano and ample space for visiting with family and friends.
  • The double-sided fireplace connects the new great room to the new screened-in porch.
  • Beautiful wood flooring seamlessly connects the kitchen and great room.
  • Outside, a stamped concrete floor and stacked stone fireplace create a cozy retreat.
  • The kitchen also was remodeled during the process.

Larry Greene is the owner of Case Design/Remodeling; email him at Visit for more remodeling inspiration and advice.


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