Entry Porches ~ Welcoming your family and friends. A fabulous entry porch on a c. 1895 Queen Anne style cottage in Bath, Maine.
An entry porch has a different role than a porch intended for sitting and socializing. Its purpose is to welcome residents and visitors and send a message about the house. It is key to the “curb appeal” realtors are always talking about and for a historic house it is an important character-defining architectural feature.
Original porches are always character defining features of a historic house but are often found in poor condition due to their exposed locations. Preserving these features, or restoring them if lost, is key to maintaining or restoring the historic character of a house.
The repair and/or restoration of porches is covered in “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”
The 720-page award-winning and best selling hardcover book is available in bookstores nationwide and from online retailers.
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Your local bookstore can order copies from W.W. Norton.
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