Porch Entry

Porch Entry

A covered entry to a home makes sense.  Believe me, on a cold rainy day when I cannot find my keys, my covered entry is worth its weight in gold.  Shelter is not the only reason to love a covered entry.  In addition to protecting whoever is standing in front of the door, a roof above also protects the entry itself.  Even if those two great features were not important, a covered entry announces the front door, accentuates a side entry, and in general, improves the curb appeal of any home.

The size of a covered entry is not as important as its proportions as they relate to the rest of the house.  Details must be complimentary and consistent with those of the home.  The appropriate cover, (or porch), above an entry can be a shed roof with a couple of brackets, other times a two-story entry porch is the right answer for a home or simply a recess protecting the door.

In the end, homeowners will always enjoy shelter from the storm.

Lake Home Entry

Lake Home Entry

Brick Home Entry

Brick Home Entry

Two Level Entry Porch

Two Level Entry Porch

Wide Entry Porch

Wide Entry Porch

Front Porch Entry

Front Porch Entry

Entry Porch with Metal Roof

Entry Porch with Metal Roof

Entry Porch with Room Above

Entry Porch with Room Above

Simple Entry Porch

Simple Entry Porch

Two Covered Porches

Two Covered Entry Porches

Wrap Around Entry Porch

Wrap Around Entry Porch

Curved Roof Entry Porch

Curved Roof Entry Porch

Shallow Entry Porch

Shallow Entry Porch

Sitting Entry Porch

Sitting Entry Porch

Symmetric Entry Porch

Symmetric Entry Porch

Rear Entry Porch

Rear Entry Porch

Formal Entry Porch

Formal Entry Porch

Classical Entry Porch

Classical Entry Porch

Recessed Entry Porch

Recessed Entry Porch

Two Porch Entries

Two Porch Entries

Covered Entry to Mud Room

Covered Entry to Mud Room

Photos by Rob Karosis  Curated Brochure: Portfolio

By Published On: February 7th, 2022Categories: Miscellaneous2 Comments

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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2 Comments

  1. Carol Marie Fisler-Graham February 15, 2022 at 10:14 am

    I love the look of the different kinds of entry porches. I would have a hard time deciding which one I liked the best.

  2. James Crisp February 15, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    That is a good problem to have!

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