Re: Porch needs privacy
Soap box. I always find it funny that in a city, your always on top of other people, yet ironically city dweller work much much harder to be as isolated as possible from their neighbours and fellow citizens. My wife noticed this when she lived in San Diego. Never knew anyone and nobody ever tried to get to know her and it went against her small town upbringing, but it was just how it was.
Now we are on a first name basis with all of our neighbours even though we all live on 1/2 acre lots and have plenty of privacy.
The only think that might work is a textured concrete wall about 10' high and plenty of trees to knock the sound down. Of course that's not very friendly, neighbourly and so on.
I say add some privacy from a lattice fence, but only partial so you are no completely isolated. Focus on using shrubs and such so it's no so cold and intrusive.
1925 Two-Story Stucco Beaux Arts Neoclassical