Fabulous Front Porches
The Calls of a Front Porch
I am a sucker for a front porch. Give me a tall glass of lemonade, a sunny afternoon, and a shady seat on a front porch and I am in my happy place. What is it about a front porch that is so appealing? Perhaps it’s what a front porch could represent. Other than a structure of wood and shingles, a porch could represent these three things:
Community: Front porches harken back to a time when neighbors were friends that stopped by and visited every once in a while. They are a literal welcome mat, drawing visitors onto and into a seat to catch their breath and catch up with whoever lives within. The porch provides a perfect perch to sit and stay awhile. With the busyness of today’s world, it’s easy to let the simple act of “visiting” become something of the past. A front porch is a way to keep that tradition going.
Celebration: Front porches beg to be decorated for each and every holiday season, with pots of petunias in the spring, patriotic bunting in the summer, and mums and pumpkins in the fall. At Christmastime, twinkling lights adorn the railings and columns. They are like a marquee to your neighborhood of “this is who I am rooting for in the next big game” or an immediate representation of the kind of decor you may expect on the inside. It is an invitation to show off your personality as well as your hospitality.
Shelter: They are the perfect place to enjoy the spring breezes that come in on a rainy afternoon without the fear of getting wet. They are a place to begin the day with a hot cup of coffee or tea, or to end a long day in the crisp evening air, and take a breather. They are a place to wait for a ride, or a spot to keep your packages out of the rain. The porch welcomes you from whatever you need shelter from, weather, worry, or whatever!
Thankfully, here in Georgia, we know the importance of a front porch. I’m thankful that so many of our homes, both old and new builds, still have them proudly on their front elevations. Today, I wanted to share with you just some of the homes in our area, currently on the market, that feature a great front porch.
Stunning southern-style home in Sugar Hill that is move-in ready and looking for new owners to call home! This beautiful property sits in an HOA-free neighborhood on over half an acre. As soon as you drive up you are greeted by a rocking chair front porch, plenty of privacy, and a well-kept yard.
Listing courtesy of Re/Max Center, Agent: Debbie Liggett
"This semi-custom home is an entertainer's dream with special features that will make you never want to leave. The inviting front porch opens to a foyer entry ..."
Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Lanier Partners, Agent: Bree Tankersley
"Enter the home from the rocking chair front porch into the open layout ..."
Listing Courtesy of Mark Spain Real Estate, Mark Spain
"3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in sought after Rivermoore Park."
"This is a well-loved and perfectly maintained home by the original owners. The exterior has wonderful double decks with amazing views of the community creek with your own private bridge and seating area."
Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners, Agent: Anne Sepko
"Rare beautiful craftsmanship home, luxury and in award-winning amenity rich gated community of Bellmoore Park with 24/7 attendant at the main gate. Fantastic, overlooking views from the front porch facing green space.
Listing courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, Agent: Sandra Lee
"This home sits ways off the street for ultimate privacy. Wrap-around country porch plus a screen porch overlooking the pool and lake!"
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners, Agent: Tom Hlass
"Nestled inside the prestigious Sugarloaf Country Club, this home has exquisite attention to detail throughout, stunning trim, and soaring ceilings. "
Listing courtesy of Virtual Properties Realty.com Agent: Rosie Lakhani
“The home boasts a southern-style front porch perfect for sitting at the end of the day and winding down. The timeless architecture will take you back to days gone back Although grand in size, this home is charming! Whether you are entertaining on the inside or out, all doors lead to relaxing covered porches!”
Listing courtesy of the River Club Realty LLC , Agent: Tracy Haskins
“Spectacular views of the golf course and lake which is incomparable to any other! Definitely one of the best views in the community!
Listing Courtesy of River Club Realty, LLC., Agent: Tracy Haskins
Love a Front Porch?
Do you love front porches too? Are you lacking one at your current home? If any of these homes appeal to you, or if you would like me to be on the lookout for another home that may meet your need, please reach out to me. We can create a plan for getting you a home with a front porch. I'll bring the lemonade!