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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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Front porches tend to be eyes on the world for the residents of the home and welcoming refuges for friends, neighbors and passersby.
"If our team of engineers find any causes for concern we will be fixing or replacing the porches to be sure of future safety and peace of mind."
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A: PORCHES ARE A DISTINCTIVE AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT, ORIGINALLY ADOPTED FOR PRACTICAL MEASURES OF weather protection and cooling.
"The husband [and homeowner] is an avid outdoorsman, and he wanted to feel like he was out in the woods or in the mountains," says Rick Goldstein, architect and owner of Deck-Wright, Atlanta, Ga., which specializes in upscale decks and porches. Goldstein and his colleague, Greg Harrell, worked on the design.
Programmes, it was thought, owed their character partly to the great variety of spaces in which they had been conceived: drawing rooms, sun porches, attics and so on.
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.
I GREW UP IN A KANSAS OF PORCHES. IN THE warm months of the year, whole families would be out on the porch.
When porches fail, rotted floors and posts are usually the culprits.
The porches on these pages suggest the versatility of this popular architectural feature.