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June 22, 2013
jessee wrote:
What's the width of this house?
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Becky Harris added this to 12 Ways to Prep the Porch for Summer
Have your flag cleaned so it's ready to fly. I remember helping my grandfather take out the flag every day there was nice weather, and folding it up properly each evening. By the way, did you know that side porches in Charleston that look like these emerged in response to a tax law? Property taxes were configured using street frontage measurements, so most of the historic homes there have what we'd usually think of as the side facing the street, with the spectacular double porches down the sides, perpendicular to the street.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Architecture Pays Tribute to the Tax Man
As Becky Harris pointed out in 12 Ways to Prep the Porch for Summer, the side porches in antebellum Charleston, South Carolina, were a response to property taxes being levied on "street frontage measurements." Minimize the street frontage and you'll minimize your taxes. The result: all those wonderful double porches down the sides of the houses creating more living space without adding to the width of the house proper.

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karyldoscher added this to porches
January 28, 2015
square columns
Meredith Jones-Newhouse added this to front exterior
January 27, 2015
Forrest Gump house
Moss Miller added this to moss_miller's ideas
January 2, 2015
Stefany Beals added this to middle street
December 28, 2014
I wish we could turn ours into this
elviraedj added this to elviraedj's ideas
December 23, 2014
Grandpa's house Raeford
karyldoscher added this to exterior
December 12, 2014
columns and ballistrades
Kelly Eyre added this to Queenslander
August 17, 2014
Grey & White
echismar added this to Front Porch
July 31, 2014
double porch
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April 26, 2014
adds interest to house promotes view to waterfall
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April 22, 2014
Double porch
Brittney Saffell added this to ALPINE HOUSE
March 14, 2014
Exterior color scheme
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March 5, 2014
front porch
Maikol Garcia added this to maikol_garcia's ideas
February 23, 2014
traditional southern front
decorateme123 added this to decorateme123's ideas
January 19, 2014
Great double porch
delater added this to delater ideas
November 18, 2013
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November 11, 2013
laura47 added this to Dream homes
November 5, 2013
dean953c added this to dean953c's Ideas
November 3, 2013
ff2003ma added this to ff2003ma's ideas
September 2, 2013
Nice porch
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August 17, 2013
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July 29, 2013
5funmonkeys added this to Exterior Ideas
July 25, 2013
upper porch
Vicki Workman added this to Exterior Ideas
July 5, 2013
Love the porch!
clnt added this to porches
June 29, 2013
that's my kind of house
ccranesdesigns added this to Ruth and Jerry exterior
June 11, 2013
Front porch railing, and larger collums
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June 9, 2013
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May 4, 2013
Paint colors
Noelle Whipple-Toone added this to outside
April 7, 2013
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March 12, 2013
Balcony with railings and pillar
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February 24, 2013
Put out the flag.
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January 27, 2013
Double porches
cjflet2 added this to Our dream home :-)
January 23, 2013
double porch
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January 2, 2013
double porch
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December 29, 2012
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November 2, 2012
Double Porch
Tracy Smith added this to New House
October 25, 2012
treatment for upstairs doors
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October 22, 2012
Porch Railing, shutters
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September 20, 2012
railing style
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September 20, 2012
double decker porch
Carly Olsen added this to Exterior
September 17, 2012
porches, southern look
Elaine Krouse added this to Exterior
August 21, 2012
Grey, Double porch
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August 5, 2012
Simple life
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August 4, 2012
colors of front porch
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August 3, 2012
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July 24, 2012
sunny44 added this to sunny44's ideas
June 26, 2012
gray white black house
Kelly Ozmer added this to exteriors...
June 25, 2012
mariakirley added this to mariakirley's ideas
June 19, 2012
Beautiful porches
daniellestone44 added this to Exterior/garden
June 18, 2012
always have our flag ready for warm weather!
ninihome added this to ninihome's Favorites
June 3, 2012
Double porches
jenilb added this to jenilb's ideas
May 11, 2012
Front door framing
1014grmich added this to 1014grmich's Favorites
April 22, 2012
Taxed...go wide with porches adds to taxes. Thus front porches were "invented" and no extra tax
joyeyoungs added this to joyeyoungs's ideas
April 19, 2012
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April 19, 2012
tbarnes added this to tbarnes's ideas
April 18, 2012
so inviting and southern
txtn added this to txtn's ideas
April 18, 2012
Porch and Landscaping
fxgal added this to porches
April 18, 2012
beautiful double porch
Chez Donna added this to donnatahaney's ideas
April 18, 2012
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April 18, 2012
double porches create more living space without adding to the square footage of the house proper.
fillics Fillingham added this to csfillingham's ideas
April 18, 2012
love this house
mandisue2001 added this to mandisue2001's ideas
April 18, 2012
love this house
cdalton960 added this to cdalton960's ideas
April 18, 2012
Love double porches and this one is beautiful!
Ginnie Kellum added this to ginnie_kellum's ideas
April 18, 2012
The porches, can't have too many.
trocktdfreema added this to trocktdfreema's ideas
April 18, 2012
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April 18, 2012
The Porch
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April 18, 2012
Danica Margiotta added this to danica_margiotta's ideas
April 16, 2012
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April 14, 2012
Double porch
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April 11, 2012
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April 2, 2012
American Flag
mkidriss added this to exterior
April 1, 2012
this is exactly what i want on the back of our southern home facing the lake, looking out at the pine trees and feeling those coool evening breezes.
jaywebster1968 added this to jaywebster1968's Favorites
March 10, 2012
Like railing
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February 7, 2012
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February 7, 2012
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January 4, 2012
exterior front double porch
narelle117 added this to narelle117's ideas
December 27, 2011
Renee Garrett added this to Middletlon Project
November 15, 2011
Or a cover porch that mirrors the front
erinlw18 added this to erinlw18's ideas
September 26, 2011
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September 11, 2011
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August 2, 2011
bennerego added this to bennerego's Favorites
June 8, 2011
Just a pretty southern house, love the porches
denised added this to exterior
May 26, 2011
Ashley Jordan added this to future home ideas
May 25, 2011
fave 2nd floor porch!!!!!
giggle123 added this to Porch
May 25, 2011
Gorgeous porches on ground *and* on 2nd floor!!!
obrechtmr added this to obrechtmr's Favorites
May 25, 2011
Get the flag and fly it!
andrealima added this to andrealima's ideas
May 25, 2011
Sturdy solid columns, steps, brick steps would be better.
virginiatoolson added this to virginiatoolson's ideas
May 25, 2011
outside porch
Cathy Perreault added this to houzz88's ideas
May 25, 2011
All porch, all privacy.
garyflav added this to garyflav's Favorites
May 25, 2011
my dream house entry way.
Jamie Winter added this to Office, Craft, guest rooms and ideas
May 24, 2011
Have your flag cleaned so its ready to fly - every morning take the flag out and hang and every evening fold it up properly. -LOVE the double porch!!!!
ssperrault added this to ssperrault's ideas
January 16, 2011
Grey house pretty
syrells added this to syrells's ideas
June 29, 2010
shutters, porch extended
Brittany Lee added this to Arkitekt-Sure
June 1, 2010
The plantation style house is beautiful, and especially lovely for the double porches in the summertime.
Brittany Lee added this to The Art of Entering - welcoming exteriors to start off right
April 1, 2010
This home is modern and spacious, but the mature trees make it feel snug and established. The dual-balcony is great, especially when it's in the shade!
marissa camacho added this to isangcamacho's ideas
April 1, 2010
two level porch
amenders added this to amenders's ideas
March 31, 2010
I love these big front porches. And all the trees. Add a long, sloping front lawn and this would be my dream house.
Kit Pollard added this to Made in the Shade: How Should I Shade My Backyard?
March 30, 2010
This home's combination of porch and tree makes me very jealous, indeed.
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