In summer, when the cabin heats up, the couple heads out to the 150-square-foot sleeping porch
(above and opposite, top right).
The sleeping porch
confirms that the rewards of the working-class pastoral ethos are largely items of bourgeois leisure, and this passage is perhaps more accurately an example of a middle-class pastoral since the Merserve's have by now successfully scaled the social ladder.
Natural flooring in the form of slate tiles was also chosen for the sleeping porches
and entrances to each home, and no-VOC paints were used throughout the project.
developer Frederick Engstrum, the 13,290-square-foot gated compound, situated on two acres in the Franklin Village/Los Feliz neighborhood, features mahogany paneling, Batchelder fireplaces, a billiards room, chef's kitchen and numerous terraces, patios and outdoor spaces (replete with trails, ponds and waterfalls), including a sleeping porch
with Murphy beds.
A sleeping porch
was one of Becki's top priorities during the renovation.
Off the bedroom is a sleeping porch
, an architectural feature popular in the early decades of the 20th century.
The girl's bedroom upstairs opens to another indoor-outdoor jewel: a secret sleeping porch
, itself a blend of contemporary styling and Craftsman shingles and beams.
Long a part of cowboy and camping traditions, it achieved architectural expression in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with the rise of the sleeping porch
; Sunset published an early story on it in 1915.
Soon to reopen after a renovation, the lodge offers overnight guests their choice among several themed bedrooms and a cozy enclosed sleeping porch
, along with home-cooked meals.
A third of the rear veranda is enclosed as a sleeping porch
. The 10-foot-wide porches extend the living space considerably.
A small room in the southeast corner of the house is what Sara calls her "nest." This room that once had four window openings (three remain) was originally a sleeping porch
and is now a cozy place of solitude.
Converting a narrow sleeping porch
into an extension of a small bath could have created a tunnel-like room.