Brick and stone veneer is popular because it is both beautiful and essentially maintenance free. Ambassador can do almost unlimited different masonry details either in brick, stone, or both.
Masonry features can be formal or casual. White mortar accents the individual bricks or stones. Buff mortar blends with earth-tone bricks and stones.
Cast stone adds formality and is frost-proof.
Ambassador often builds porches 20 feet by 20 feet or more with 10 foot or 12 foot ceilings.
Large rear porches can be a family activity center.
Insulating the attic over the porch makes it much more comfortable during hot weather. Imagine what a 140 degree attic does to porch ceilings without insulation. A 135 degree porch ceiling makes a porch much warmer on a 95 degree day. Sitting on a porch with an insulated ceiling is more like sitting under a shade tree.
Water misters can be added to the soffit to provide additional help in keeping the porch temperature down during the summer.