Friday, June 24, 2011

"Relaxing on the Porch"

The summer is in full effect and here in the South most people enjoy relaxing on the porch. Just thinking back to the days when I spent my summer at my Grandmother's house brought back great memories. My cousins and I would spend hours with our toys and playing games on the porch. I loved the time spent drinking lemonade and sitting on the porch swing. Almost everyone had a front or back porch. Many stories of the "ole days" were shared by my relatives as the sunset. This is why I believe there is great sentimental value in having a porch. Porches create close bonds among neighbors and a sense of community. There are many types of porches and they vary according to region and by house type. There are many names used to describe types of porches. They include loggia, portico, balcony, deck, patio, sun room, lanai, veranda, piazza, stoop, or pavilion. Porch styles are very flexible with design. The design type can be contemporary, traditional or country. They also can be enclosed, screened, or open. Porches are very inviting and have lots of curb appeal. It is also a wonderful opportunity to display outdoor furniture and creative landscaping. 

Back Porch traditional porch
Cary Bernstein Architect Eyres Residence modern porch
Front porch off of living room traditional porch
Hemingways Cottage eclectic porch
Howard Residence Porch traditional porch
James Crisp traditional porch
Modern Porch by Nikos Koukourakis Dionysos, Greece
Catherines Hope, St. Croix, USVI tropical porch
Double decker traditional porch
California Mission, Spanish Colonial mediterranean porch
Sullivan, Henry, Oggero and Associates, Inc. traditional porch
Sunroom traditional porch
Crisp Architects traditional porch
21 Liberty Place eclectic porch
Dining Alfresco traditional porch
gail olsen traditional porch
Dwellings traditional porch
Midtown traditional porch
Hillside Residence Hanover NH contemporary porch
Captiva House tropical porch
Superior St. Residence contemporary porch
Russian Hill modern porch
Porch traditional porch
An old fashioned front porch traditional porch
Sullivan, Henry, Oggero and Associates, Inc. mediterranean porch
Lake Home Exterior mediterranean porch
Alys Beach, FL  porch
Back Porch traditional porch
New Orleans style porch design
Southern style wrap-around porch
Stoop style porch typically found in urban cities

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