Gray Houghland, architect of Evans Coghill’s Homearama home, shares an interesting observation on how the introduction of central air conditioning has changed home plans. When it was introduced into homes in the 1970s, porches were reduced to unimportant or unusable spaces. On some homes, front and back porches, unfortunately, almost disappeared.
Porches always have been the transition area for a home from the inside to the outside. Porches need to create a link to the outdoor living space. Evans Coghill’s Homearama home has reintroduced front and back porches as a key part of living space. The front porch invites and welcomes visitors while the back porch includes space for dining, entertaining or just enjoying the fireplace on a cool evening.
The judges must have agreed with our thinking about porches as our home was awarded “THE BEST OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE” in Homearama Charlotte 2011.
Since the show opened, many attendees have appreciated it is not just the fact the porch is well designed, it is the connectivity of the porch (three French doors) to the interior living space. When the doors are opened up the entire living area of the home grows larger and flows wonderfully. Don’t miss the porch floor. The stamped concrete on the floor continues to be the source of lots of conversation, too.
Come to Homearama Charlotte between now and Sunday October 23rd and you decide.
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