Elements of a Great Porch
Get the most out of your exterior space with these welcoming details.
Located in Savannah’s famed historic district, Paula S. Wallace's second-story porch represents outdoor living at its best.
With her help, we’ve dissected it, feature by feature, to highlight what makes for the perfect spot to while away some time.
“Whatever their forms or dimensions,” Paula writes in Perfect Porches: Designing Welcome Spaces for Outdoor Living, “porches help us rely less on artificial temperatures and more on natural cooling elements such as mild breezes, handheld fans, and the South’s oldest antidote for global warming: sweet iced tea.”