The Ubiquitous Southern Porch

The Ubiquitous Southern Porch

The Ubiquitous Southern PorchThe ubiquitous Southern porch is a respite from the heat and a welcome to neighbors. Whether found in the front, back, or side of the house, the porch invites you to stop awhile.

Text by Linda Wright

Porches have been in and out of favor with architects over the years, but homeowners in the South have always found them popular. Maybe it’s the heat, or maybe it’s just a slower pace of living, but the porch has always offered the opportunity for casual conversation and solitary daydreams.