So now that I've fallen in love with the idea of a gable over the door to break up the straight roof line we've moved on to the design process. Lucky for me I have a drafting brother and an architect brother in law. We've mentioned to the neighbors that we're considering a gable and so far two (one who owns a construction company) have told us that they considered it and priced it out and the project ended up being way too complicated. I have an idea. We've never built a porch. Ever. Let's come up with the most complicated plan and go with that.