Beach Houses and Coastal Houses
Porches with a ViewBeach houses, also known as coastal houses, are primarily homes designed to be built near the water, capturing the beauty of a landscape. They are typically contemporary or modern with plenty of open space.
Although some beach homes may be built on pilings, most are of conventional construction. The common feature to most beach house plans are great porches to capture the sights, sounds, and sea breezes.
Beach and Coastal Porch Pictures
Expansive screened in front porch from which to view in comfortThe simple addition of porch curtains or shades can add an increased level of comfort and extend your outdoor time.
A little contemporary look makes for an aesthetically pleasing porch.
We love the Romanesque style columns and wide sweeping front steps.
Beautifully painted beach house and front porch Adding the right colors can easily turn the ordinary home into an eye-catching structure!
A double stair-case adds lots of interest and special appeal
Choose either porch depending on the view!Use wide steps whenever feasible - makes your porch seem larger.
Select porch railings that will not block your view.
Nice stair design that adds interest - note the porch railing design too.
As a leisure home most beach house porches are casual and informal in design and usually have a nautical appeal. Like beach houses, coastal houses may also be found in the same category, however there are differences.
These type homes are prevalent in the mid-Atlantic and southeast Atlantic coasts. They are often shingle style homes, raised on high foundations for flood protection. Large porches are a prominent feature.
Beach and Coastal Porches
The very essence of a beach or coastal porch is to bring the outside onto your porch.
Comfort and relaxation should be your major goal.
A great tip we learned was to make sure you collect the feel of the geographical area around you.
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