I love our little house. Sure, it’s not totally updated, and there’s a ton of work to do, and a wish list a mile long…but one thing that’s definitely on the list for the next house is a porch. I like our patio…but there’s something about that space that’s not quite outside, but still part of the house, that I just WANT. I love sitting outside listening to the rain but not being out in it. I love sitting out front and watching the neighborhood, but it just doesn’t feel quite right from our stoop. It’s so much more a part of the home as a porch.
I just love that little buffer zone that’s the best of both worlds. I can picture this with a little swing with tons of pillows at the far end.
Our home is a cape cod style, and there are plenty of capes that have porches so I know that it could be added…but I just don’t know that I want to sink a lot of money into it in a neighborhood that’s largely porch-less. But it could look so nice….
Of course the dream porch is one of those big southern or farmhouse wrap-around types.
There’s a lot of victorian style in my part of the state….but oh, the maintenance. I just can’t imagine the effort to get out there every so often and repaint with all those different colors!
http://hookedonhouses.net/2009/11/24/front-porch-love/ – lots of other great images here as well!
Bungalows – while they sound very California – are actually super common to southeast Wisconsin. Random, huh? One of the great things about a bungalow (other than the fab built ins, little touches of stained glass, and typically gorgeous hardwood floors) is that a front porch is practically a given.
So what’s on your living wish list?