Front Porch: “an exterior appendage to a building, forming a covered approach or vestibule to a doorway.” (Definition from
Front porches are often installed on homes, but many are not used. Some porches are simply appendages of a home to give the traditional appearance to a home, but virtually unusable if a homeowner had the desire to use it. I have lived in multiple homes in my life and have always had the desire to use my porch. However every home I have lived in, aside from my current townhome, did not have a porch that was functional. I would like to discuss what components of a porch are key to make it functional.
Full Story: The Front Porch and What Makes It Functional?

The details provide the feeling of authenticity to this porch in South Main.