Welcome Home: Reviving the Front Porch, From the Wraparound to the Stoop

Appreciation for the front porch, the home's connection to the community, is back. Whether your home has a small stoop or a Victorian wraparound, here's how to make it warm and welcoming.

Accoutrements that feed all five senses are the best invitations to porch spaces that live, to borrow a phrase from architect and author Christopher Alexander. This cast-iron reproduction bell sings with passing breezes and also acts as a dinner gong or a signal to the kids that it’s time to come home.
Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison