Back Porch

Back Porch

It seems that all we talk about are front porches.  Of course, that is where we enter a home, and if that home is in a neighborhood, the front porch is the public face of the home.

On many old farmhouses, the back porch was off the kitchen while the front porch led into the more grand and public rooms of the home.  The back porch was where boots came off, deliveries were made, and where all sorts of food preparation happened.  The back porch might be where the kids shelled the peas or shucked corn, where mom cooled the pies, and where other more messy kitchen tasks were performed.  I say this having shelled many a pea on a side porch in Louisiana.

In today’s homes side or back porches are often the more private porches and are used for relaxing or entertaining.  It is not uncommon for our clients to request an outdoor fireplace or built-in grill on a side or back porch.  If a home is on a hill, the back porch is the place the owners go to take in the view when the entry is on the up-hill side.

Anyway, it is my pleasure to pay homage to those porches which have gotten sidelined or ended up in the back seat, so to speak.

Side Porch

Side Porch

Back Porch with Swing

Back Porch with Swing

Back Porch

Side Porch

Back Porch with a View

Back Porch with a View

Back Porch

Back Porch

Back Dining Porch

Back Dining Porch

Second Story Back Porch

Second Story Back Porch

Back Dining Porch

Back Dining Porch

Side Pond View Porch

Side Pond View Porch

Side Porch with Fireplace

Side Porch with Fireplace

View From the Porch

View From My Porch

Photos by Rob Karosis