A Fabulous Entry Porch

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.”

Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author in our shop, YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/.

Want to learn more about historic houses? Save on The Restorer’s Library Essentials combo pack includes “Restoring Your Historic House,” Michael Litchfield’s “Renovation: 5th Edition,” and Virginia McAlester’s “Field Guide to American Houses” in our shop. Combo packs are discounted from the individual book prices, and you save on shipping too!

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