There is no time like fall to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine out on the porch. Whether it’s a cozy nook to get some extra reading done, or an extension of the home built for entertaining, we believe the front porch deserves as much attention as the rest of the house.
Americans seem to agree. According to the National Association of Home Builders, porch-building is on the rise, with a 23% increase across the country compared to two decades ago.
Porches extend your living space and provide a welcoming spot to receive guests in the open air.
In fact, Presidents James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, and William McKinley won elections shortly after their front-porch campaigns, where they invited potential voters to their homes to hear campaign speeches. Decades later, porches continue to be a place of both community and private respite outdoors.
Even if you are more interested in the aesthetic of porches, that’s understandable too, says Chris Grubb, President of Arch-Interiors Design Group in Beverly Hills. “An outdoor seating area may get little use, but it instantly expresses how inviting your home is,” Grubb explained in a Fox News interview.
Always dreamed of living in a house with your own exceptional porch? Explore some of our listings below to find your perfect spot this fall.
Refined Outdoor Living
6138 Falls Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21209
Surrounded by stone and stucco, this spacious front porch exudes warmth from the rustic architectural craftsmanship and frames the grand entrance.
1 Kingston Cove Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21220
Nothing says autumn like watching the leaves fall from a wrap around porch. Take a seat on the porch swing with a book and a blanket, or stretch your legs and take a stroll along the 50 feet of shoreline.
Warm Rustic Entrance
824 Katesford Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
Nestled into nine acres, this front porch is the perfect place to take in the beautiful surrounding nature. Even on rainy autumn days, the warmth of the wood, stone, and brick exterior are picked up by hanging lanterns.
7405 Longfield Drive, Kingsville, Maryland 21087
Entertain guests on this majestic “Rockwood” porch that lies on more than five acres with stunning vistas protected by the Baltimore County Historic Land Trust.
Traditional Architectural Columns
19822 York Road, Parkton, Maryland 21120
Watch the leaves change color from a rocking chair on this traditional Parkton porch that is reminiscent of early American estates.
Bright and Airy
4 Clan Chattan Lane, Towson, Maryland 21204
Surrounded by trees, this indoor-outdoor living space gives you the option to relax on the open deck or the screened-in porch.
Cozy Screened-In Porch
6137 Barroll Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21209
The warm olive color, wood beams, and stone floor reflect the rustic feeling of fall on this wraparound porch that leads out to spacious grounds.
5705 Chilham Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21209
In the South, blue porch ceilings were once thought to ward off evil spirits. This classic American porch takes a modern twist on this long-standing tradition by creating a relaxing cool oasis surrounded by blue, complete with a porch swing.
Explore these listings and more at www.monumentsothebysrealty.com