Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Southern California Charm On Front Porches
Rancho Palos Verdes, California is known for its rugged coastline, the famous Trump golf course, and of course, beautiful front porches along with vivacious landscaping.
Mary and I had the pleasure of visiting Rancho Palos Verdes and Long Beach to bring you more front porch ideas.
Southern California offers sun and fun along with its own unique front porch styles. Many take advantage of the wonderful California foliage which blooms all year round.
We not only found delightful porches but also some very interesting features that are somewhat unique to Rancho Palos Verdes and southern California. Although the song goes "it never rains in southern California", we just happened to be there when it did.
Take Our Rancho Palos Verdes Porch Tour
Tiled Porch RoofsTile is the norm for roofs in southern California and they not only work well but also look great over front porches too. Although not for everyone, tiled roofs require almost no maintenance and can last a 100 years or more.
Tiled roof and beautiful French style front doors on porch
Romanesque style front porch with tiled roofSouthern California folks tend to design porches to take advantage of almost perfect weather year round. We found many front porches with pergola style roof designs like these below:
Combination tiled roof and pergola over front entrance
Tiled roof on home with pergola front porch roofPorch roofs come in a variety of styles and materials to match almost any architectual style. See our entire porch roofing section for even more ideas.
Front Porch LandscapingWe loved the various front porch landscaping ideas we discovered on our travels. With such a long growing season (almost year round) provides more opportunities for creating luscious front yard landscapes. It was fun seeing the wide variety of plants too!
Here are some ideas for your yard:
Porch beam draped in flowers
Pergola roof over front porch with flowering vines
Front porch with curb appealing front yard landscaping
Arched entrance to front porch covered with vines
A hanging basket of colorful foliage creates a finished look
Nice way to dress up a sloped yard to the front porchBe sure to see our entire front porch landscaping ideas section.
Rancho Palos Verdes Front Porch StepsFront porch steps add their own dimension to front yards and porches. Changing your porch steps and/or walk ways can add immediate appeal to any home.
Check out these ideas:
Note how the hint of color in the risers add interest
We really like this stacked stone look
The stone paver walkway and steps give this home a cottage appeal
Front Porch House NumbersThere are many components to a front porch and your house number is not the least of them. We discovered house number plaques are not only quite popular throughout southern California but also are uniquely eye-catching as well.
Appealing ceramic house number
House number and outdoor artwork make for a delightful entranceHouse tiles can be made from terra cotta, white clay, or ceramic and are usually hand glazed. Not just for southwest style homes and porches, house numbers plaques come in Arts & Crafts, Victorian, traditional, vintage and even beach styles to complement almost any home's architecture.
Optional house number holder
Choose house numbers by size, color, font, and style
House numbers add interest to any porchMary and I know placing house numbers like these on your porch will add plenty of charm and personality.
The Beauty of Southern CaliforniaSouthern California is a wondrous destination for beauty and front porches!
We have really enjoyed our trips to Rancho Palos Verdes (we have the added bonus of visiting family). We encourage you to visit this awesome area when you are in southern California.
Where to Next? Beautiful Franklin, TN
Look at the wonderful porches we found in Franklin TN
On the Road with Front Porch Ideas and MoreIf your town has attractive porches, then please let us know. You never know...we might stop by.
If you'd like to know how we travel around to charming places and get paid to look at beautiful porches, we're happy to share.
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