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Front Porch Love

19 Jul

I’m over-the-moon in all of 2.3 seconds when I think about the front porch. We’re planning a comfortable space dripping with neighborliness—an open invitation to stop by and swing your troubles away while you drink a glass of sweet tea or a cup of coffee, depending on the weather.

Here’s a bit of the inspiration:

I’m most excited about the idea we’ve come up with for incorporating individual swings into the space—we can hardly wait to swing our own troubles away!

I have a zillion dreams for the house on Bradford—the most important things have less to do with finishes and trim. Instead they hinge on a way of living. I don’t want to live within the walls of that home. It would be a shame—a real loss—to miss all the life that happens on the other side of the front door.

“Nobody thought much about the front porch when most Americans had them and used them. The great American front porch was just there, open and sociable, an unassigned part of the house that belonged to everyone and no one, a place for family and friends to pass the time.” –Rochlin, The Front Porch, in Home, Sweet Home