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porch

1. a low structure projecting from the doorway of a house and forming a covered entrance
2. US and Canadian an exterior roofed gallery, often partly enclosed; veranda

Porch

A roofed entrance, either incorporated in a building or as an applied feature on the exterior.

porch

porch
1. An exterior structure that shelters a building entrance.
2. An exterior structure that extends along the outside of a building; usually roofed and generally open-sided, but may also be partially enclosed, screened, or glass-enclosed; it is often an addition to the main structure; also called a veranda, galerie, or piazza; if set within the building structure, it is said to be an integral porch.
3. A small vestibule inside the front door of a 17th-century colonial American house, usually containing a steep stair leading to the loft space above. Also See carriage porch, double-decker porch, double-tiered porch, engaged porch, full-façade porch, full-width porch, gabled porch, inset porch, integral porch, lattice porch, portale, projecting porch, raised porch, shed-roof porch, sleeping porch, storm porch, two-tiered porch, wrap-around porch.
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Now homeowners and builders in the South Atlantic states can invest in porches that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
I suspect the overhang of a cave would be the first that we could consider, but in many civilizations around the world porches, or porticos, were a response mainly to climate.
Adding porches to homes is also a key part of the Traditional Neighborhood Development movement, which focuses on creating a sense of urban community.
On Mariposa Avenue, flags made of cotton or sturdy nylon still flap from about a dozen porches in a row.
Southern porches have been celebrated in song ("Swingin'" and "My Tennessee Mountain Home," to name just two country music examples) and story (Zora Neale Hurston: "It was the time for sitting on porches beside the road.
We bought a white Victorian house on the heights, with eighteen rooms, lots of big windows, and porches that invited you to put your feet up and enjoy the view.
The porches on these pages suggest the versatility of this popular architectural feature.
This category is a natural expansion of the Trex Transcend brand, as contractors tell us that they regularly build porches out of composite deck materials because customers are tired of replacing and repairing wood floor boards.
com)-- Long[R] Fence recommends screened porches for homeowners who want to extend their living space.
In addition, porches are one of the top remodeling projects today.
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It's geared to homes with real porches - those wide wooden types - that can accommodate a full set of wicker furniture and a hammock.