Private Frontage Secrets


Some charge New Urbanists with using porches and fences as “historical pastiche.” But these devices accomplish far more. Properly-designed private frontages actually sell houses—but only if the configurations and dimensions are right. Go beyond the 8’ rule we’ve know for years and explore the latest techniques that transform the art of the private frontage into a science we can all learn.


  • Steve A. Mouzon, AIA LEED, Principal , The New Urban Guild
  • Eric Brown, Principal, Brown Design Studio
  • Susan Henderson, Principal, PlaceMakers LLC

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