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Perfect Porches: Designing Welcoming Spaces for Outdoor Living

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Whether you Have a Porch of your own or simply love beautiful, inventive architecture, this book will awe you with forty of the country's most stunning and original porches. From San Francisco to Savannah, Vero Beach to Martha's Vineyard, from resurrected, becolumned old beauties to modern marvels, each porch is both a revelation of design and a magical retreat emphasizing its owners' unique design sensibilities.

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Overview

Whether you Have a Porch of your own or simply love beautiful, inventive architecture, this book will awe you with forty of the country's most stunning and original porches. From San Francisco to Savannah, Vero Beach to Martha's Vineyard, from resurrected, becolumned old beauties to modern marvels, each porch is both a revelation of design and a magical retreat emphasizing its owners' unique design sensibilities.

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More than just a simple entry into the home, the porches depicted here represent another room of the house. Wallace (president, Savannah Coll. of Art and Design) visits close to 40 homes located throughout the United States, showing how the homeowners have made the porch an extension of their home and a reflection of their lifestyle.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307460240
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 275,082
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

PAULA S. WALLACE is president and cofounder of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Under her leadership, SCAD has received awards for architecture, design, and sustainability from the American Institute of Architects, the Art Deco Societies of America, Fashion Group International, and the National Trust for Hispanic Preservation, and she is the recipient of Elle Décor’s Vision Award for her work fostering emerging design talent. Wallace is the coauthor of A House in the South.
 
CHIA CHONG’s fine art, portraiture, and lifestyle work has been shown internationally and has appeared in numerous publications, including Cosmopolitan, Elle Décor, and Vogue. Since earning her BFA degree in photography from SCAD, she has traveled worldwide on photography assignments. A native of Penang, Malaysia, she now lives in Savannah, Georgia.
 
ADAM KUEHL’s atmospheric landscape work has been exhibited widely and is featured in both private and corporate collections. His fashion and interiors work has appeared in numerous publications, including Metropolitan Home, the New York Times Style Magazine, and Vogue. He is a graduate of SCAD’s BFA program in photography and has been recognized in 25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers, Volume II.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Coastal Porches

Grand Illumination - Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts 14

A Gulf Coast Rain Porch - Point Clear, Alabama 22

A Lowcountry Porch - Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 30

A Mediterranean Revival Loggia - Palm Beach, Florida 36

A Poolside Pavilion - Vero Beach, Florida 40

Wyldwinde - Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts 46

Farm Porches

Brown Woods Farm - Stamping Ground, Kentucky 52

A Gardener's Porch - St. Helena, California 58

Nursery Place - Clark County, Kentucky 64

Kortum Canyon Porches - Calistoga, California 68

A Vineyard Porch - St. Helena, California 72

Orchard Porches - Philo, California 78

Woodland Farm - Goshen, Kentucky 86

Urban Porches

The Professional Porch Sitters Union - Louisville, Kentucky 94

A Parkside Retreat - Savannah, Georgia 98

Rockhouse - Coconut Grove, Florida 102

Harmony Hill - San Francisco, California 108

Porches for Earth and Sky - Savannah, Georgia 116

An Ashland Park Porch and Solarium - Lexington, Kentucky 120

Midnight on a Monterey Square Porch - Savannah, Georgia 124

Waterfront Porches

Villa Allegra - Miami Beach, Florida 132

A Hill Country Hacienda - West Kerr County, Texas 138

The Porches at Snake Ravine - Poplarville, Mississippi 144

A Camp Porch - West Fairlee, Vermont 148

A D-I-Y Porch - Miami Lakes, Florida 152

An Antebellum River Porch - Vernonburg, Georgia 156

Riverfarm Nursery - Goshen, Kentucky 162

Passumpsic Point - West Fairlee, Vermont 168

Country Porches

The Neshoba County Fair - Philadelphia, Mississippi 176

A Frontier-Era Porch - Waco, Kentucky 182

A Painter's Porch - Savannah, Georgia 188

A Woodshed Porch - Bridgewater, Vermont 192

An Australian Veranda in Sonoma County - Glen Ellen, California 198

Creating Porch Rooms

Bringing a Porch to Light 206

Furnishing Your Nest 210

Adding Color and Comfort with Textiles 216

Design Directory 220

Index 222

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