Monday, 19 March 2012

Edwardian Porches

Remember the gorgeous porch I shared on Friday?
(see here if you missed it)

I have Edwardian porches on the brain...

Edwardian houses in the South of England were generally built with a porch of some kind, either set into the house or protruding outwards, usually within the space next to the bay window. 

They range from the enormous...

 
to the extremely modest....

 

and from the city...

 

to the country...

 

And I love them!

So if you were to design your own, where would you start?
{Because that's what's going on inside my busily nesting head this week....}


Images via Victorious Feline, Freepedia, unknown, Victorious Feline

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18 comments :

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Wow, that first porch is gorgeous. They are all nice though. We have a nice porch that has gotten simpler over the 100 years of our house. Some of the original trim had to be replaced over the years and it is too difficult and expensive to reproduce.

Nicola of Life on Orchard Road said...

Ooh I love a porch, I would love on our house but there's just no room! Ah well, I can keep dreaming! x

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh so dreamy! i want! :) hope you are feeling great, friend!

Stephanie said...

That first picture is amazing. Such beautiful architecture!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Ha, ha! I have a whole file on my computer on porches... I will have to rebuild mine one day or an other. One that stays in my mind is the one you can see in that picture of Beatrix Potter in front of her house... Mine will have to be screened though... Or I might change my mind about that!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

You know what? I just rewatched Beatrix Potter's porch... and it's ugly! Funny how my memory had transformed it into something beautiful... My version of it will be beautiful... Or so I hope!

Jo @ To a Pretty Life said...

Beautiful porches! I love the glassed-in one in the first picture. My little duplex is not edwardian at all (faux cape cod instead), but it desperately needs a bigger porch to help with the sun/heat problem in the summer from all our south-facing windows.

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

I've got an Edwardian house and ours probably is closest to the extremely modest version! lol Ahhh I can still live vicariously through all these gorgeous examples, eh? ;) xxx

Thoughts for the day said...

I would have one on the back side of our home so we could enjoy it without 'others' watching.

lizzybradbury said...

That last one definitely looks like an old fashion station platform with the white pointing!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I think you need a big porch, with comfy rocking chairs ... to rock the sweet wee one, come June.

Fondly,
Glenda

Annie said...

I LOVE porches in general - definitely need one on whatever house I buy (in like, another 10 years) haha :) Great pics!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Lydia said...

Gathering pictures to stir the imagination is the best first step.
But before the final decision, things to consider are

1. Use- Do you need space for a bench? A place to set packages?

2. Exposure- If the entrance is particularly exposed to nature's temper tantrums, you will want more enclosure.

3. Lighting- You want everything to be as lovely at night as in the daylight

4. Blend- What elements blur the line between architecture, interior and garden design.

5. Punch- You need no advice here):-

Mimi said...

I'd start with the enormous and scale down from there. what a great presence it has.

phoenix painter said...

Im extremely excited for the outcome.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Wow~
such beautiful porches.
I'd have to say;

1.) would be too HOT for Texas...all that glass, would be like an oven. But beautiful all the same.
2.) reminds me of the porch on our little house thet I grew up in...I've a memory of a kiss stolen on a porch much like that one. {wink}
3.) Makes me think as I step off this porch I could travel by foot to a local market,baker, beauty salon, or dress shop and chat with close friends along the way!
4.) my favorite. Very Country-fied!
I like it because it is secluded and I could drink a nice glass of ICE Tea and enjoy a quaint country view~

Thanks for all the eye candy!
Pat

chris said...

I love a good porch! That was an important feature we considered on our house too...and Edwardian style is just lovely.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I love a porch and would incorporate one wrapped around like a balcony. Large enough for entertaining and probably not enclosed so one could enjoy good weather.

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