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Double Front Porches With Columns - Stack Up Comfort

The front porch is often considered the quintessential element of Southern architecture — it has long been the perfect place for enjoying the view, catching a breeze or simply setting a spell, as they say in the South. Front porches were the original social networking tool, a pre-telephone way for neighbors to commune, visit and catch up without ever leaving the comfort of their own homes.


If one porch is good, two must be better — especially when an expansive view is involved. The tradition of building double front porches with columns in the United States goes back to the first settlers. But if you ask us, it's an architecture staple worth holding onto. Here are a few things to consider when tackling the double front porch.

For year-round enjoyment, a screen on one of the porches helps keep bugs out and adds a bit more privacy.


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