I like the stone base. We could use brick to match house. Traditional structures like this new pergola–porch can be built from modern materials that are impervious to moisture and insects (Kleer Lumber components from Tapco).
Marc Appleton and decorator Windsor Smith collaborated on the expansion and redesign of a 1926 Los Angeles house by celebrated architect George Washington Smith. Pictured is a newly created loggia, with Gothic dining chairs by McKinnon and Harris.